On The Iron Range, A Stony Reaction

The hardy citizens of Hibbing, Minn., who survive by fighting bitter-cold winters while scratching a living out of open-pit mines on Minnesota's iron range, are tough critics. Even the town's most famous son, folksinger Bob Dylan, didn't get much respect in Hibbing. Way back before he became the voice of his generation, classmates at Hibbing High booed Dylan off the variety-show stage because they disliked his off-key imitation of Frankie Valli.

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