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It snowed at Paisley Park! Local Current is now all-Prince

Photoillustration by Brett Baldwin/MPR

Update: Thank you for listening to our 2015 Prince A-to-Z marathon. Follow all of our ongoing Prince coverage here.

It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for: we’ve pulled the purple lever! MPR News weather guru Paul Huttner has officially certified that one inch of snow has accumulated in Chanhassen, Minn. — home of Prince’s famous Paisley Park studio — and as planned, we’re celebrating by going all-Prince on our Local Current stream of Minnesota music.

Tune in on our Local Current stream (which you can find on our website and on the free MPR Radio app for iPhones and Androids) for the next 24+ hours as we play a wide variety of tracks spanning Prince’s career. Jim McGuinn and The Current staff will be your guides for a nonstop Prince parade of hits, b-sides, album tracks, live recordings, and rarities. Celebrate the snow by tuning in now!

Update 12/2: Our initial plans to repeat the Prince marathon have changed, but we have plenty more Prince-related plans in the works for the future! Thanks for rocking with us, and sorry for any disappointment.

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