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Garrison Keillor performs during a live broadcast of a "Prairie Home Companion" at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Saturday evening. Clint Austin/

Keillor vows he won't be sidelined by stroke

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Humorist Garrison Keillor still plans to start his new season of "A Prairie Home Companion" as scheduled in just over two weeks, despite suffering a minor stroke.


Keillor had the stroke and was admitted to Saint Marys Hospital at Mayo Clinic, said Karl Oestreich, a spokesman for the Rochester, Minn. facility. He will remain there until Friday for tests "and upon his release will resume his schedule as previously planned," Keillor spokesman David O'Neill said.

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