Slim Dunlap Day is February 14, says Mayor Rybak

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Well, the Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap just got a nice early Valentine's Day gift from Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak. In a proclamation circulating today, Thursday, February 14 has been declared Bob "Slim" Dunlap Day.

According to Andy Holmaas in the mayor's office, the proclamation was a response to an online petition circulating in recent days. "It was a simple decision as the mayor (and I) are both huge 'mats fans," he says. "We want to see the best for Slim. He has been such a huge part of Minneapolis music that a proclamation was a great way to say thanks and wish him well as he recovers." It was a year ago this month that Dunlap suffered a debilitating stroke. Since then, there have been many benefit efforts, including the Songs for Slim EP featuring the Replacements, which raised more than $100,000 so far. Read the proclamation below.

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The Replacements' Songs For Slim auction raises over $100,000 for Slim Dunlap



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kjp0403
kjp0403

Thanks, Reed! Nobody deserves this more than Slim!

Also, special thanks to Andy Holmaas and Grace Hanna in the Mayor's Office, for help making this happen.

And, of course, thanks to Mayor R.T. Rybak for making this happen!

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

I didn't think I could love R.T more than I already did; he keeps proving me wrong!

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