Bob Dylan Recieves Presidential Medal of Freedom.

By KBJR News 1

May 29, 2012 Updated May 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM CST

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) -
Music legend Bob Dylan received some major kudos on Tuesday from President Obama.

The Northland native was one of 13 people who received the Medal of Freedom from the President. The award is considered the nation's highest civilian honor.

The White House says Dylan has had a significant impact on American culture over the past five decades with his award winning music.

"Bob Dylan started out singing other people's songs but as he says there came a point where I had to write what I wanted to say because what I wanted to say, no one else was writing," said the President. "Born in Hibbing Minnesota, in a town he said he couldn't be a rebel because it was too cold."

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former astronaut and Senator, John Glenn were also awarded at today's ceremony.