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Release: “Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway” Passes the House Transportation Committee

Thursday, March 9, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, the Minnesota House Transportation Committee passed HF 717, which names a stretch of Highway 5 within the city limits of Chanhassen the “Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway.” The bill specifies the signs designating this highway must be purple in color.

“Prince brought people together not only through his music, but through his advocacy of public library access, education, civil rights, and more,” said Rep. Lucy Rehm (DFL-Chanhassen) “It’s a tremendous privilege to work with Minnesotans and all the advocates to recognize and honor Prince’s contributions to our state, our country, and the world.”

Prince Rogers Nelson resided in Chanhassen, Minnesota and recorded music there for nearly 30 years. His residence and recording studio in Paisley Park are open to the public and welcome fans and musicians from all across the globe to honor his legacy; the space is available for tours, concerts, festivals, and special events.

The legislation advanced to the House Ways and Means Committee; the last stop before a full House of Representatives floor vote. More information can be found on the House Transportation committee’s website