By Frank James

Garrison Keillor, the public radio icon, has suffered a minor stroke, according to an Associated Press report.

Garrison Keillor.

Garrison Keillor suffered a minor stroke Sunday but should be back to his normal schedule next week. (Ann Heisenfelt, file / AP Photo)

The 67-year old Keillor, whose Prairie Home Companion radio show has been one of public radio's most popular offerings for decades, suffered the stroke Sunday.

An AP excerpt:

A Mayo Clinic spokesman says Keillor suffered the stroke Sunday morning. Keillor is at Saint Marys Hospital on the Mayo campus in Rochester.
Mayo spokesman Karl Oestreich (ACE'-strike) said Keillor was moving around and working on a laptop Wednesday. Oestreich said Keillor should be released on Friday and resume a normal schedule next week.

We at NPR News, like his millions of fans, wish him a speedy recovery.

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1:37 - September 9, 2009