Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Friday, April 21st as "Prince Day" across Minnesota. Prince was a Minnesota native and music icon. He passed away on April 21, 2016 of an accidental painkiller overdose.
Gov. Dayton made the announcement on Wednesday saying Prince "showcased Minnesota to the world" and thanks the artist for making Minnesota his home. The state-owned Interstate 35W Bridge across the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis will be lit purple on Thursday and Friday night, in recognition of Prince's passing.
Source: Kare 11