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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.
By United Press International

Keillor drops fan restraining order

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Minnesota author and radio personality Garrison Keillor has reportedly dropped his restraining order against a Georgia fan he said stalked him.

Keillor, neighbor settle garage dispute

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A dispute between radio personality Garrison Keillor and a neighbor in St. Paul, Minn., regarding a new garage reportedly has been settled out of court.

Keillor riled over neighbor's new garage

ST. PAUL , Minn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. author and radio personality Garrison Keillor is unhappy with the home companion a neighbor is building seven feet from his manor.

What does company need on its 70th b-day?

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Folks may want to check their mail to see if they're among the international luminaries invited to the 70th birthday bash for Minnesota's Carlson Cos.

'Prairie Home' restraining order?

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A judge granted a restraining order against a Georgia woman accused of harassing Minnesota writer and radio host Garrison Keillor.

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UPI Almanac for Aug. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

Song beckons doctors to 'Nation's Ice Box'

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn., April 18 (UPI) -- A clinic in International Falls, Minn., is using a ditty by radio host Garrison Keillor to entice doctors to relocate to the "Ice Box of the Nation."

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

Coachella festival expands to three days

INDIO, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will become a three-day event this spring, taking place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif.

Garrison Keillor opens bookstore

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Garrison Keillor, creator of the fictional town of Lake Woebegone, has opened an independent bookstore in the real city of St. Paul, Minn.

Columnist Molly Ivins helps raise $450,000

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Former co-editor of the Texas Observer and breast cancer survivor Molly Ivins helped raise $450,000 for the magazine in Austin, Texas.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2006 with 146 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2005 with 146 to follow.
By United Press International

Keillor never dreamed of 'Prairie' film

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Garrison Keillor says he was surprised when Robert Altman told him he wanted to make a film based on "A Prairie Home Companion."
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Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion (also known as Garrison Keillor's Radio Show on United Kingdom's BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as on RTÉ in Ireland, Australia's ABC, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand).

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker. The family belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian denomination Keillor has since left. He is six feet, three inches (1.9 m) tall and has Scots and Norwegian ancestry. Keillor is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. In 2006 he told Christianity Today that he was attending the Episcopal church in Saint Paul, after previously attending a Lutheran church in New York. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English in 1966. While there, he began his broadcasting career on the student-operated radio station known today as Radio K.

Keillor has been married three times:

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