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Minnesota State Fair Opens Annual 12-Day Run Thursday

The Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day, Sept. 7. While its roots go back to 1855, this will be the fair’s 130th anniversary on its current site in Falcon Heights. The fair’s oldest attraction, the Ye Old Mill water ride, turns 100 this year. Here are things to know for the 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together:

08/25/2015

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Keillor Says He’s Sure: He’s Retiring From ‘Prairie Home’

Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says the next season of the popular radio show will be his last as host.

07/20/2015

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New Season For ‘Prairie Home’ Has Big Dose Of Thile

The upcoming season of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ is bumping up the number of guest hosts, not long after creator Garrison Keillor ruminated about transitioning out of his host role.

07/07/2015

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Celebrates 41st Anniversary At Macalester

Garrison Keillor is celebrating the 41st anniversary his popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday.

07/04/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Fourth Of July

We’re working for the weekend, and not just any weekend but the Fourth of July weekend! That means there are a ton of events around town to celebrate the holiday.

07/02/2015

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Garrison Keillor Tells Newspaper He’s ‘Transitioning Out’ Of Hosting

Radio host Garrison Keillor plans to transition out of hosting, “A Prairie Home Companion.” The 72-year-old told the Berkshire Eagle newspaper in Massachusetts that he wants to gradually turn over his hosting duties to mandolin player and singer Chris Thile.

06/29/2015

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4 Things To Know: Manhunt Ends, Wimbledon Begins

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for today. They include the dramatic end to a weeks-long manhunt, and a possible sea change ahead for a Minnesota institution.

06/29/2015

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Garrison Keillor Plans 30-City Tour This Summer

Garrison Keillor hits the road this summer to celebrate the 41st anniversary of his radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion.” The humorist and best-selling author plans to visit 30 cities across the U.S. in just over a month.

05/04/2015

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Keillor To Celebrate 41st ‘Prairie Home’ Anniversary

Once was not enough for Garrison Keillor. He’s going back to Macalester College this summer for another anniversary celebration of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor will bring his radio show to the St. Paul college for a special 41st anniversary live broadcast on the Fourth of July.

04/18/2015

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‘Prairie Home’ Fan Thile Excited About Subbing For Keillor

Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Punch Brothers says hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” is like “getting to be Luke Skywalker.” Thile will substitute for “Prairie Home” host and creator Garrison Keillor on the public radio show Saturday and Feb. 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

02/05/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Events For Singles In Minnesota

Valentine’s Day can be special even if you aren’t linked to that special someone.

02/05/2015

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Mandolinist Thile To Guest Host ‘Prairie Home’

Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to “A Prairie Home Companion” on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek will be the guest host for shows Feb. 7 and 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

11/26/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Halloween weekend, so you can bet there’s going to be plenty of spooky fun. Jason Matheson has some tricks and treats in this week’s working for the weekend.

10/30/2014

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Keillor Announces ‘Prairie Home’ Joke Show

Get your knock-knock jokes ready. Humorist Garrison Keillor has scheduled another Joke Show for his public radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion.” The Joke Show will be broadcast live from the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis on Nov. 1.

10/04/2014

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Keillor’s ‘Radio Man’ To Open At History Theatre

Humorist and best-selling author Garrison Keillor can now add playwright to his list of achievements. Keillor’s first-full length play, “Radio Man,” is set to debut Saturday night at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul.

09/26/2014

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Garrison Keillor To Undergo Surgery; 1 Show Canceled

“A Prairie Home Companion” has been forced to cancel one of its shows at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul after host and creator Garrison Keillor announced he will be undergoing surgery.

09/05/2014

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Tickets On Sale For ‘Prairie Home’ Fall Shows

Tickets are on sale for the fall run of humorist Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in St. Paul. Keillor opens the new season of his public radio show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Sept. 20. Fiddler Sara Watkins and the Hot Rize bluegrass band are musical guests.

08/01/2014

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Celebrates 40 Years

Prairie Home Companion and the tales of Lake Wobegon are celebrating 40 years. Saturday night, to commemorate the anniversary, Prairie Home Companion returned to the site of its very first broadcast. The radio show with Garrison Keillor was back at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

07/05/2014

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Keillor Returns To College For ‘Prairie Home’ 40th

Garrison Keillor returns to Macalester College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” over the Fourth of July weekend. The three-day festival will be held at the St. Paul college where Keillor broadcast the first “Prairie Home” show on July 6, 1974.

07/02/2014

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Retired Rock Legend Wows St. Paul Crowd

Rock history went down Sunday night at St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater and no one in the audience knew it was coming. Journey’s Steve Perry performed in public for the first time in nearly two decades.

05/27/2014

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History Theatre To Stage In-Progress Work Readings

History Theatre will present staged readings of four new scripts being developed by Minnesota artists next month. The Raw Stages New Works Festival will be held Jan 14-19 at the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Among the readings is a revised script of “Debutante Ball” by Eric “Pogi” Sumangil about Minnesota’s Filipino community.

12/25/2013

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‘Prairie Home’ Returns To St. Paul For 7 Shows

Garrison Keillor is bringing “A Prairie Home Companion” back to St. Paul for seven shows early next year. Keillor and the cast and crew will return to the Fitzgerald Theater after a couple of months doing shows on the road.

12/04/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! This weekend, you can head into fall with a few activities that will get you outdoors.

09/12/2013

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Keillor To Kick Off 39th ‘Prairie Home’ Season

Garrison Keillor kicks off the 39th season of “A Prairie Home Companion” in St. Paul on Sept. 14. Keillor will broadcast the season-opening show live from the Fitzgerald Theater.

07/26/2013

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Keillor Plans 26-City ‘Radio Romance Tour’

Humorist Garrison Keillor kicks off his 26-city “Radio Romance Tour” next month.

06/22/2013

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