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4 Things To Know From July 21, 2015

From Minnesota taking the top spot for overall child well-being to an attempt at the largest pillow fight, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, July 21.

07/21/2015

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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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‘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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‘Prairie Home Companion’ Returns To Macalester For 41st Anniversary Show

Garrison Keillor will celebrate the 41st anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” Saturday with a live broadcast from St. Paul’s Macalester College.

07/03/2015

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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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Poems Wanted For Contest Sponsored By Keillor’s Bookstore

It’s time to get your rhymes in to the annual poetry contest sponsored by Garrison Keillor’s St. Paul bookstore. Keillor, the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” is offering $5,000 in prize money to the seven winners.

04/02/2015

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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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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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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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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Friday is MPR Day at the State Fair. There will be live radio broadcasts at Carousel Park. Fairgoers will enjoy early bird specials until 1 p.m. at the Midway and Kidway.

08/28/2014

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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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Hillary Clinton Plans St. Paul Stop On Book Tour

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a stop in St. Paul on her tour to promote her new memoir. Clinton is due to appear July 20 at Common Good Books, a store launched by another prominent Democrat — Garrison Keillor.

07/08/2014

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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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Autism Society Hosting Open Conference To Raise Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and for the 19th year, the Autism Society of Minnesota is hosting an open conference to help talk about this puzzling disease. Jonah Weinberg, the executive director of the Autism Society of Minnesota, joined the WCCO This Morning show on Tuesday to talk about the event.

04/29/2014

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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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Keillor To Read New Poetry Live In St. Paul

Author and radio host Garrison Keillor will read selections from his new book of poetry in St. Paul next month. Keillor will read from his book “O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound,” at the Fitzgerald Theater on Oct. 2 and 3.

09/21/2013

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Keillor To Host ‘The Rhubarb Show’ This Fall

Garrison Keillor just doesn’t want to get off the stage. Keillor says he’s creating a new variety show this fall. “The Rhubarb Show” will follow broadcasts of Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.

08/14/2013

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