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Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore
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Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore

Former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor wrote a sexually charged limerick about a Macalester student on the whiteboard behind the counter at his bookstore, Common Good Books, in 2012, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News reported last Tuesday. Despite this, Macalester has no plans to end its business relationship with the 75-year-old Minnesota-native. Keillor’s…

Mac responds to Keillor allegations
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Mac responds to Keillor allegations

On Thursday Nov. 30, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) cut ties with Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and one of Minnesota and public radio’s most recognizable figures. A St. Paul native and resident, Keillor’s connections to Macalester are both historic and current. Keillor produced…

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A Prairie Home Companion to hold 40th anniversary event at Macalester

Garrison Keillor will return to Macalester to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, over the weekend of July 4th. The weekend will be open to the public and will include musical performances, delicious local food, and a broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. “Weather permitting, the main stage…

Review: A Prairie Home Companion
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Review: A Prairie Home Companion

He’s a local legend turned international celebrity, a small-town boy but a big-time writer, actor, and producer. His co-workers still call him “the tall ugly guy with the red shoes.” He could be anywhere in the world making a living with a quick wit and a gentle baritone voice, but his roots were too deep…