City Hall tolls bells for Michael Jackson at 11:20 a.m.


Workers at the Minneapolis' City Hall and the Hennepin County Courthouse love music too, which is an oddly comforting thought not even 24 hours after the world lost it's greatest and most heart-wrenching musical talent to cardiac arrest. Though Michael Jackson last performed in Minneapolis in the '80s, he unquestionably left his mark in the hearts and memories of its people, and the city is recognizing that today between 11:30 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., when it will use its landmark bells to pay tribute to him.

As MPR reported today, a volunteer will chime a series of Jackson's songs, including "Ben" and "You are Not Alone" for a throng of downtown employees who will surely take an early lunch and gather to remember the King Of Pop's incredibly public life.

Minneapolis City Hall is located at 350 South 5th Street.