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2009-09-27 19:01:38

U.S. humorist Garrison Keillor has returned to his weekly radio show, saying he is thankful to medical personnel who helped him when suffered had a stroke. Appearing Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. -- during his first Prairie Home Companion radio show since sustaining a minor stroke this month -- Keillor, 67, thanked the good people at the United Hospital emergency room in St. Paul and at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., The (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune reported Sunday. During the show,...

2009-09-12 14:25:53

Public radio show host Garrison Keillor is back at home after being treated for a minor stroke at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., a radio official says. David O'Neill of Prairie Home Productions said the 67-year-old Keillor returned to St. Paul, Minn., after a short stay at the Mayo Clinic's St. Mary's Hospital, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday. O'Neill said Keillor was in good spirits. Keillor said in a statement he was admitted into United Hospital in St. Paul where I got...

2009-09-09 15:10:33

Garrison Keillor, a writer and radio star best known for his A Prairie Home Companion, is recovering from a minor stroke in a Minnesota hospital, sources say. The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press said Keillor entered Saint Marys Hospital on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester Monday and is expected to go home Friday. Keillor, 67, was previously a patient at Mayo in 2001 when he underwent open-heart surgery. Garrison Keillor is enjoying a sunny day at an undisclosed location in Southern...

2009-08-01 14:41:02

Pastor Inqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church would be shocked: Thieves have struck author Garrison Keillor's St. Paul, Minn., bookstore, officials say. Video surveillance tapes showed a man and woman entering Keillor's store about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, making off with $3,000 from the safe of Common Good Books, store manager Martin Schmutterer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. They were very calm about it, he said after posting still photos of the burglars online on the bookstore's blog...

2009-07-05 17:17:39

Residents of Avon, Minn., say they welcomed the chance to be the host town for the 35th anniversary show of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. The town of 1,200 drew 10,000 people from around the country Saturday for a free Fourth of July broadcast of the beloved public radio variety show, which was beamed to an estimated 4 million listeners, The St. Cloud (Minn.) Times reported Sunday. It was a nice acknowledgment of the history of the show and the area, Alan Artner, a longtime...

2009-03-24 19:05:26

Some Minnesota lawmakers say they would like to see a Lake Wobegon county, an effort likely to be cheered on by Garrison Keillor fans. The measure being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday would combine all of Stearns and Benton counties and the northern part of Sherburne County, the Star Tribune reported. The bill is being pushed by three lawmakers from St. Cloud, which is in the region. The bill is to carry the draft name Lake Wobegon, the fictional town created by Keillor for...

2008-10-06 18:00:22

By Humbug Mountain CAROL MELL For the Journal Storytellers aren't cool, and that's one of my favorite things about them. With the exception of Garrison Keillor, they aren't famous, they don't make truckloads of money and they aren't considered sexy. Well, OK, few would consider Keillor sexy, but he is famous. In the end, they work for blessings, ours and theirs, because in the act of storytelling there is a connection and communication between teller and audience that leaves us both craving...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

Editor, Times-Dispatch: Ahh, Garrison Keillor - a scribe with a pen made for radio. Savor the sheer poetry of his flowery attack on a vice- presidential candidate who has the gall to admit she hunts in the unspoiled Alaskan landscape that Keillor visits in (a) a gas- guzzling, noxious, and noisy float plane; (b) a loud, environmentally unfriendly snowmobile that he "guns" to escape a moose habitat; and (c) a petro-sucking fishing boat from which he paints his verbose pastel landscape of...

2008-07-29 21:00:24

By Josh Stockinger jstockinger@@dailyherald.com A chart-topping bluegrass trio featured regularly on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" will bring its unique brand of roots music to the Fox Valley Saturday. For many Wailin' Jennys fans, the concert at Fermilab in Batavia will be a rare opportunity to see the all-female act up close and personal after years of success in the group's native Canada. The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Ramsey Auditorium in...

2008-07-04 09:00:29

By John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Jul. 4--Bill McGlaughlin's folksy but informed manner as host of the popular radio series "Exploring Music" has pulled thousands of listeners into the classical experience. But that brings up a question: Why should he confine his missionary work to the studio when there are potentially thousands more to be reached in a live concert version of his program? Operating on that perfectly sensible theory, the Grant Park Music Festival brought McGlaughlin and...


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