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Garrison Keillor off the air after misconduct allegations

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By JEFF BAENEN
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Humorist and best-selling author Garrison Keillor is off the air after Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts over allegations of workplace misconduct.

Keillor told the Associated Press on Wednesday he was fired. The former host of "A Prairie Home Companion" did not detail the allegation to AP, but told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he had put his hand on a woman's bare back when trying to console her.

Keillor later told MPR News that two employees had made allegations.

MPR said only that it received a single allegation of "inappropriate behavior" against Keillor last month.

Mandolinist Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) now hosts "Prairie Home." He tweeted that he was shocked by the news.

MPR says it will rename the show and stop airing rebroadcasts of the show hosted by Keillor.

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