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University of Minnesota removes Garrison Keillor plaque

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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Garrison Keillor talks with Daily Circuit host Tom Weber in the studios at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Minn. The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Keillor resulted from "multiple allegations" that covered an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, a week after Keillor's dismissal was announced. (Jeffrey Thompson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Garrison Keillor talks with Daily Circuit host Tom Weber in the studios at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Minn. The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Keillor resulted from "multiple allegations" that covered an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, a week after Keillor's dismissal was announced. (Jeffrey Thompson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File) MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Minnesota Daily reports that Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni. But some of Keillor's song lyrics from an early radio show are still featured on campus.

Keillor graduated from the university in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in English.

The longtime Minnesota Public Radio personality is known for telling folksy stories about his fictional Minnesota hometown of Lake Wobegon on "A Prairie Home Companion." He was fired last year after facing allegations of workplace sexual harassment.

Keillor has denied the allegations and says that the radio station fired him without a proper investigation.

Related video: Former Prairie Home Companion Host Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged Improper Behavior (via EW.com)

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