Synagogue with Dylan ties is on the market

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HIBBING — Item No. 8 on the official Bob Dylan Walk tour is a white building with four golden stained-glass windows and a three-color circle with the Star of David at the south peak.

What was once Agudath Achim Synagogue, at 2320 W. Second St., was the site of 13-year-old Bobby Zimmerman’s bar mitzvah. Bobby Zimmerman grew up to be Bob Dylan, and current owners Brenda Shafer-Pellinen and her husband, Eric, are hoping this bit of history piques the interest of one of Dylan’s hardcore fans, who might be interested in buying it.

“People who like Dylan, love Dylan,” Shafer-Pellinen said. “They have an unusual level of devotion to his music — more so than other musical groups or artists.”

Shafer-Pellinen said she posted it on the website Craigslist a few months ago, and that she also has reached out to Dylan devotees on websites such as and The property is being shown by Perella & Associates as a possible single-family home or duplex, and the asking price is $119,000....

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