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Garrison Keillor becomes a MinnPost donor

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A generous online donation from Garrison Keillor popped up in MinnPost’s email late Tuesday night. We have a number of nationally known donors, including Bill Moyers and Arianna Huffington, but we’re delighted to welcome more.  

Asked why he decided to donate, Garrison sent this note:

Guilt, pure plain guilt. I read MinnPost every day, especially the roundups of Minnesota news in The Glean and Greater Minnesota and Minnesota Blog Cabin. I am, for now, completely burnt out on politics and just want to read about real lives up here in the Snow Belt. Just finished a terrific book, BOOTSTRAPPERS by Mardi Link, about a single mom in Upper Michigan trying to raise three boys on a farm. No idea whatsoever what her politics might be, but it was a gripping story. So I skip the Michele Bachmann stories and Senator Klobuchar’s interest in a presidential run and zero in on People Dealing With Real Stuff.

We’d try to make his note a little shorter, but no one around here has the nerve to be his editor.

Thanks to Garrison, and to all our donors.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by John Edwards on 03/21/2013 - 03:44 pm.

    Hardly a surprise

    Another devout, “non-profit” liberal joins the cause. Garrison, what took you so long?

  2. Submitted by Todd Hintz on 03/21/2013 - 05:01 pm.


    Gee, John–you sound a little sour there.

    I’ll be a donor someday too, but right now the funds are a little tight.

  3. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 03/24/2013 - 10:20 am.

    Who’s Garrison Keiller?

    Am I supposed to be impressed? Is this news? Is this advertising? Is the the only thing that happened “inside” Minnpost?

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