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Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million
pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | Andy Rathbun

Posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River.

Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale.

Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office.

"It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet.

The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said.

The main home has two bedrooms and one bath. The guest home adds another bedroom.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: keillor; million; sale; wobegon
good place for an Occupy Stillwater base camp.
1 posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:54 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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So Garrison Keillor is part of the 1%. LOL!

2 posted on 11/04/2011 5:48:10 AM PDT by sauropod (William Kristol does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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Hope that hate-filled jerk is upside down on it and loses a ton of cash.

3 posted on 11/04/2011 5:50:37 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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One of the most overrated celebrates ever...


4 posted on 11/04/2011 5:56:02 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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Nice looking place. The woodwork is particularly attractive. Not sure what the river is like there, however.

5 posted on 11/04/2011 5:56:19 AM PDT by johniegrad
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Are you kidding? This serial cheating douchebag is part of the .01% of the 1%. He is incapable of committment and queer for mansions.

"His home is a great Georgian pile atop the swankiest neighborhood in town, with 13-foot ceilings, seven bedrooms and a circular staircase of such beauty and grand that Mr. Keillor...feared their friends might consider them pretentious for buying it...built in 1914 by the French architect Emmanuel Masqueray...

MR. KEILLOR'S first marriage ended in divorce and produced a son...Mr. Keillor later had a long relationship with his show's producer, Margaret 1987, Mr. Garrison fell in love with Ulla Skaerved, whom he had known long before as an exchange student...After he married Ms. Skaerved, a local newspaper published a front page picture of the newlyweds' home, including the address and the sale price. Mr. Keillor..sent an angry letter to the paper, shut down the radio show and moved to Copenhagen. Within a few years, his marriage to Ms. Skaerved was over...he had met Ms. Nilsson, who had also grown up in Anoka."

6 posted on 11/04/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
The only "Tale From Lake Wobegon" I ever heard was about a girl who had been chosen as queen of the Lake Wobegon (Christmas, homecoming, Easter... I don't recall which one) Parade.

As she was riding, sitting up in the convertible, waving, smiling, looking marvelous, about that time, events led her goofy old dad in his sewer service company truck to turn into the parade right behind the convertible his daughter was riding in...

I said, "What a hate-filled angry jerk. Who's laughing at this stuff?"

7 posted on 11/04/2011 6:02:46 AM PDT by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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"Mr. Keillor had by then bought a large log cabin on 80 acres in a remote, wooded area in Wisconsin. Too remote, says Ms. Nilsson, who remembers..."This huge dead deer, smashing into the car. People were stopping and offering to drive me home, and I said, 'No, no, my husband will be along any minute.' He drove right past. Never turning his head." -- ibid.

Like I said, he's a Leftist douchebag. And if wife #3 has finally forced him to divest said cabin 6 years later, I find that...interesting...

8 posted on 11/04/2011 6:05:44 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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Looks like a nice place.

9 posted on 11/04/2011 6:15:49 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: johniegrad

“Not sure what the river is like there...”

Are there any bad places on the St. Croix? I really think it is a lovely river with almost universal beautiful views.
The outside of this home looks like it needs some restoration, but that’s just my opinion.

I agree with the one who said he’s the most overrated celeb ever.

10 posted on 11/04/2011 6:17:23 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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Years ago I would listen to his show trying to figure out what was so funny. On a scale of 0 to 10, he was about a 1. Thought it was pathetic that people spent their time on him. If it weren’t for government funded NPR he would be pushing a broom somewhere. That million dollar country retreat is compliments of taxpayers like us.

11 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:11 AM PDT by all the best
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Liberal's Lair:

12 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:44 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Gumdrop
Wife and I boated the St. Croix many times when we lived in MN. It is one of the most beautiful waterways in the country.
But, every year, we had 20 days of 30 below or 30 days of 20 below, so we took our Yankee money and went south.
13 posted on 11/04/2011 6:23:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OKSooner
"Who's laughing at this stuff?"

Other hypocritical Leftist libtards. Sanctioned "comedy" for the Bolsheviks. There are quite a few...

14 posted on 11/04/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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".....11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis....

After making all that money with his Minnesota schtick, you would think he could have at least lived on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix! Just another lib dis-loyal ex-pat. (Probably advised to do so by his accountant to avoid Minnesota taxes.)

15 posted on 11/04/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by Reo
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To: StAnDeliver
Actually, before he became political (about the same time he moved to New York), his stuff was very funny.

I grew up in small towns in both Peninsulas of Michigan, and his Lake Wobegon characters are carbon copies of people I knew. His original show was supposed to be a combination of the Grand Ole Oprey and the daily stock reports (that's pigs and cows, not ticker tape), with live local entertainment thrown in. It was a great amalgamation of Americana.

I discovered Cajun music with Beausoleil, and split my sides laughing at Bluegrass Broadway by Marvin and Mavis Smiley. His original stories from Lake Wobegon would take me back to my childhood where there was no confusion as to who were the men and who where the women. I still listen with my children today, but we prefer my old cassette tapes to the live show, and we all join in when it comes time to sing “Has your mama tried them, Powder Milk . . . .”

The current live show is nothing like it was 30 years ago. In the old show, the Lake Wobegon stories were more like episodes of the Lucy show in Mayberry, not today’s stories which more resemble Seinfeld. It is unfortunate that Garrison has allowed his personal politics into the show, because it was just fine, and I would say better, without it.

As a caveat, I would say that anyone born after 1960 would probably not get the humor or understand what Lake Wobegon is all about, unless your father is an old fart like me and likes to tell stories of the “good ol days”.

16 posted on 11/04/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: Conservative_Rob
Geez . . . . Old fart brain fart . . . .

Has your family tried 'em, Powder Milk

Has your family tried 'em, Powder Milk

Well if your family's tried 'em

Ya know ya satisfied 'em

They're the real hot item, Powder Milk

Look for the big blue box with the stains to indicate freshness. Powder Milk - gives shy people the strength to get up and do what needs to be done.

17 posted on 11/04/2011 7:43:14 AM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: OKSooner

He can’t get through a show without doing a “poop” joke or two.

18 posted on 11/04/2011 7:53:17 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: All

Someone should buy it, burn it down and build an ‘energy hog’ in its place.

19 posted on 11/04/2011 7:56:19 AM PDT by harpu ( "'s better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"St. Croix"

Ah yes, the beautiful upper Midwest waterways. You're either slapping a mosquito or slapping your cheeks to get the circulation going.

20 posted on 11/04/2011 7:56:26 AM PDT by driftless2
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21 posted on 11/04/2011 7:56:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: all the best

Same people who listen to Car Talk and then call themselves mechanics.

22 posted on 11/04/2011 7:59:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Conservative_Rob
"stuff was funny"

I agree, his program used to very funny. I think basically Keillor has run out of funny material. He's exhausted it all. I remember getting bad vibes about him about twenty years ago when during an interview with some Minn reporter, he went off on a crazy tangent condemning every Republican as a small-minded fascist. I was still a Dem at the time, but I was stunned. Where was the gentle humorist the media had led us to believe was Garrison Keillor? Now I call him Garrulous Squealer. Like many libs in the media, he thinks he's smarter than he actually is. And the real GK is indeed a very bitter person with a real dark side.

23 posted on 11/04/2011 8:02:46 AM PDT by driftless2
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Old Garrison is living at Lake Brainbegone now.

24 posted on 11/04/2011 8:29:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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