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2013-11-05 23:34:03

Popular cable television show about life in rural Minnesota starts the new season with a ride on Lake Wobegon Trail. Brandon, Minnesota (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Lakes Country Living promises another season of fresh content to please viewing audiences. Since 2010, this video magazine has taken television viewers behind the scenes into artists’ studios, out into farm fields, through dusty archives of old museums and behind the counters of Main Street businesses – wherever the camera...

2011-07-28 08:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut Mark Kelly will be accepting a limited number of speeches and personal appearances following his retirement from NASA and the US Navy. Kelly has signed a representation agreement with Keppler Speakers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/PH42487) A veteran of the Gulf War and four space shuttle missions, Commander Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight into space. He...

2011-03-16 12:26:00

** Beloved radio host talks about leaving the limelight ** WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary radio host Garrison Keillor, 68, has told the AARP Bulletin that he plans to retire in the spring of 2013. Speaking publicly for the first time about his retirement plans, the host of A Prairie Home Companion says that he must find his replacement first. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ) "I am planning to retire in the spring of 2013,...

2011-02-16 11:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique album featuring great poems recited by great voices--from Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruby Dee, and Amber Rose Johnson to James Earl Jones, Garrison Keillor, Terence Stamp and Meryl Streep--and set to classical music arrives just in time for April's National Poetry Month. Words For You (Mighty Village/Universal/UMe), released April 12, 2011, brings together the emotional words of the likes of Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Edgar...

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...


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