MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Garrison Keillor is doing the long goodbye.

He hosted “A Prairie Home Companion” in Minnesota for the final time Saturday from the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

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He’s taking the show on the road and his last broadcast will be July 2 from Los Angeles.

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Keillor will also perform at the Minnesota State Fair on September 2.

However, that grandstand event is called “The Minnesota Show with Garrison Keillor.”

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Chris Thile is replacing the retiring Keillor on “A Prairie Home Companion.”