Garrison Keillor hosts fundraiser for Bachmann foe

Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," is hosting an event Wednesday at the Fisher's Club in Avon to raise money for DFL hotelier Jim Graves as he builds his campaign coffers in a race against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," is hosting an event Wednesday at the Fisher's Club in Avon to raise money for DFL hotelier Jim Graves as he builds his campaign coffers in a race against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

MN up to 45 counties with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission

Delta is leading to more cases – and more severe cases – involving children in other states.

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.08.48 AM

University of St. Thomas latest to require vaccines for students, staff

The college had previously offered incentives to get vaccinated, but is now mandating them.

Pixabay - crowd park outdoors CROP

New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer on unvaccinated players: 'Some of the things they've read are just, woof, out there'

The coach says he's doesn't understand why some players won't get vaccinated.

Ramsey County - Karina Her booking photo crop 2

Charges: St. Paul woman killed ex-husband, buried him in her back yard

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband and burying him in the yard.

Screen Shot 2021-08-02 at 8.02.46 AM

Riverview Cafe in south Minneapolis closes, plans to 'reassess' its future

The cafe and wine bar was open in the Longfellow neighborhood for 23 years.

Pixabay - camp food fire

Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Racket website screengrab aug 2

New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.

Flickr - Grand Canyon National Park - bison close-up

Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

Related

Bachmann foe Graves worth between $22M, $111M

Hotel magnate Jim Graves, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is worth between $22 million and $111 million, according to financial disclosure forms, but he says he is not going to rely on self-funding his campaign. Bachmann has pounced on her opponent's wealth in an effort to rally her supporters and raise money.

Garrison Keillor's mother dies at 97

The mother of iconic Minnesota author and broadcaster Garrison Keillor has died. Grace Keillor died Friday at her home in Brooklyn Park at age 97, Garrison Keillor said in a news release. The "Prairie Home Companion" star wrote, "Mother had a good, long life" and said his mother "died in the house Dad built in 1947, with her children around her holding her hand and singing hymns."

Bachmann, Graves clash in first debate

The first debate between Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and DFL challenger Jim Graves featured sharp exchanges on a variety of topics: the St. Croix Crossing bridge project near Stillwater, Obamacare, and Bachmann's celebrity.

Keillor puzzled by his popularity in DC

"Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor and his cast are energized by the show's road trips, and they are gearing up for an annual trip to Washington, D.C.

Bachmann raises $4.5M in third quarter

Fundraising powerhouse Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., hauled in $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 30 – and it could prove to be the biggest total of anyone in Congress, the Star Tribune reports. Her DFL opponent Jim Graves plans to announce his total on Monday. In the Eighth District, DFL challenger Rick Nolan announced he had raised more than Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., but Nolan has less on hand for the final weeks.

Graves TV ad takes aim at Bachmann response to Verso paper mill

DFL candidate Jim Graves has released two TV ads targeting his 6th District opponent Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., one of which is critical of the incumbent for her response to the Verso Paper Mill fire and closing.

Where did Garrison Keillor perform his first 'Prairie Home Companion' show?

The world knows that Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" is based at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. But on this day in 1974 -- when the first "Companion" aired -- which venue hosted the show? For the answer, click on the headline above...

Bachmann's second quarter fundraising quadruples Graves' total

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she raised $1.7 million dollars during the second quarter. Bachmann took to Twitter to thank her supporters, whom she says made 40,000 contributions. Her Democratic challenger, Jim Graves, reported $400,000.