Keillor retreat on sale for $1M

Minnesota author and humorist Garrison Keillor is selling his riverfront property. The 11.5-acre home off the St. Croix River housed Keillor when he wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy."
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Minnesota author and humorist Garrison Keillor is selling his riverfront property. The 11.5-acre home off the St. Croix River housed Keillor when he wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy."

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