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Garrison Keillor Hospitalized After Stroke

But expects to be back on 'Prairie' in two weeks, as planned
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2009 12:42 AM CDT
Garrison Keillor Hospitalized After Stroke
In this July 4, 2009 file photo, Andra Suchy and Garrison Keillor sing "Side by Side" during the 35th anniversary broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" in Avon, Minn.   (AP Photo/St. Cloud Times, Kimm Anderson, File)

(Newser) – Garrison Keillor is in the hospital following a minor stroke, but he is in good condition and expects to start the new season of “A Prairie Home Companion” on time, the AP reports. “He is up and moving around, speaking sensibly, working on a laptop,” says a hospital spokesman. Keillor will remain at the hospital until tomorrow for further testing.

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"I am in the hands of smart and compassionate people and plan to get out on Friday and get right back to work," Keillor said. "And that's the news from here." (Read more Garrison Keillor stories.)

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