Not a single public opinion survey would have hinted at it in the mid-1970s, but it turns out that stories about Norwegian bachelor farmers, mock ads for the American Duct Tape Council and musical sets mashing together bluegrass and bossa nova have a bit of staying power.
Tom Keith, a longtime sound effects man for “A Prairie Home Companion” who also once was co-host of Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Show as alter-ego Jim Ed Poole, has died suddenly after collapsing at his home. He was 64.
Singer/songwriter and Grand Forks native Tom Brosseau will be a guest Saturday on Garrison Keillor’s iconic radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” which will air live beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday on Prairie Public radio.
'A Prairie Home Companion' hits Trollwood
It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone. And it was a quiet crowd Wednesday night that gathered at Trollwood Performing Arts School to listen to Lake Wobegone’s most famous resident.
It's Elvis Costello's second performance on Garrison Keillor's radio show. Costello will perform songs with his band as a featured guest on the Feb. 4 show originating from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul and beamed to U.S. movie theaters.
Camp Grafton receives funds:
The North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton will receive $2 million in federal funds for shoreline stabilization projects, according to a press release from the state’s congressional delegation.
Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are discussing the possibility of a railroad quiet zone. “Quiet zones” involve safety upgrades at street crossings so trains don’t have to blow their horns as they pass. Other cities such as Fargo and Jamestown have or are developing quiet zones.
Her role as a singer/songwriter brings her to Fargo tonight for a show at Ecce Art + Yoga. Saturday, she performs on the season premiere of “A Prairie Home Companion” at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, her latest appearance on Garrison Keillor's radio show.
In a column for Salon.com, which will be his syndicated newspaper column this weekend, Garrison Keillor writes that when he left a Rochester, Minn., hospital, "a neurologist shook my hand and said: 'I hope you know how lucky you are.'"
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