Lake Wobegon

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Lake Wobegon is a fictional town in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is the setting of Garrison Keillor's News from Lake Wobegon which is part of his weekly radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor tells stories of life in a small Minnesota town every week. The weekly segment is broadcast on National Public Radio and available as a podcast via iTunes.

Stories[change | change source]

In Keillor's weekly stories about Lake Wobegon, he describes the town as:[1]

  • He usually starts the stories as "Well, it's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, my hometown, out there on the edge of the prairie."
  • He says about Lake Wobegon "the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve."
  • He ends the stories by "Well, that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
  1. A Prairie Home Companion Podcasts