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Keillor plans plenty more quiet weeks for Lake Wobegon

Garrison Keillor says he's shelved his plan to retire from hosting A Prairie Home Companion. "The show is going well. I love doing it. Why quit?" A new book featuring the radio show's hard-boiled detective, Guy Noir, is due out in the spring.
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Garrison Keillor says he's shelved his plan to retire from hosting A Prairie Home Companion. "The show is going well. I love doing it. Why quit?" A new book featuring the radio show's hard-boiled detective, Guy Noir, is due out in the spring.

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