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:
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.
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.
Garrison Keillor is celebrating the 41st anniversary his popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday.
Garrison Keillor will celebrate the 41st anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” Saturday with a live broadcast from St. Paul’s Macalester College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.