MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Whether it’s Bob Dylan, Prince, or Judy Garland, Minnesotans are (overly?) proud of famous individuals born in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. So, woe to those who mistakenly report that a famous Minnesotan is from another state.
That brings us to today’s example: Garrison Keillor.
In its Tuesday issue, USA Today called the legendary “A Prairie Home Companion” host “a man from Wisconsin.” Whoops.
The writer, unfortunately, failed to realize Keillor is not only from Minnesota (Anoka), but the famous old-style variety radio show is set in a fictional Minnesota town, Lake Wobegon. That’s something a quick search on the internet would tell you.
Keillor, 73, delivered his final show of “A Prairie Home Companion” last Friday in Hollywood.