Keillor in spat over neighbor's garage

Keillor in spat over neighbor's garage

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 23, 2010, titled Keillor in spat over neighbor's garage. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Garrison Keillor pauses during an interview outside of his bookstore while sitting at Nina's Coffee Cafe in Saint Paul, MN on August 28, 2007.

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Sourmilk Biscuits

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 25, 2010
And after getting his way, bullying the neighbors into building their garage according to HIS specifications, what did Gary Keillor do? He sold his house, and moved into a bigger mansion up on Summit Avenue. Gary Keillor is a self-centered jerk. Suing his neighbors rather than talking to them indicates exactly the kind of guy he is.
amy beehive

Savage, MN

#2 Jan 25, 2010
The fact that the courts were willing to let this frivolous lawsuit go on for years, costing 10's of thousands of dollars, doesn't say much for them, either.There needs to be some accountability of the egotistical judges, also.
here we go

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 25, 2010
Leave it to a commie like Keilor to dictate what a private citizen can do on her own private property so's not to infringe on his own "light and air."
This guy needs to build a house in the middle of no where so no one can bother him, a he can't bother anyone else.
Praire Home Moron

Des Moines, IA

#4 Jan 25, 2010
Hey Keilor: Move to Canada. Where the garages are above average and the sheds are handsome. What a jagoff.
Gwen

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jan 26, 2010
Bravo Mr. Keillor! Build a garage seven feet from your house/property? Beyond comprehension. The Garrison Keillor house is not designed as zero lot line. I would hazard a guess that the house was designed and built with a reasonable variance from neighbours and windows were placed for maximum enjoyment and design. I would expect that the neighbour's house was also designed and built with the land use and neighbours in mind.
Of course, Keillor's neighbour doesn't really like her house and wants to change it. Perhaps she would be happier actually designing and building her own house with the facilities that she requires in mind (design) and then would not feel the need to impose on her neighbours.
And for the record, the laws in Canada do in fact protect property owners from others imposing or creating negative impact - view, air, aesthetics - be it in building or parking one of those horrid metal siding holiday trailers where it interferes or is a eye sore.
As much as Canadians would be happy to have Mr. Keillor as a resident, I fear that in this case, the process that he is going through to protect his rights, the integrity of his property and the quiet enjoyment of his home, would be much the same and would likely end up before the courts.
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 26, 2010
Sourmilk Biscuits wrote:
And after getting his way, bullying the neighbors into building their garage according to HIS specifications, what did Gary Keillor do? He sold his house, and moved into a bigger mansion up on Summit Avenue. Gary Keillor is a self-centered jerk. Suing his neighbors rather than talking to them indicates exactly the kind of guy he is.
His Prairie Home Highness was not amused and, naturally, refused a face-to-face talk with peons.

"Anderson's fiance, Paul Olson, said they had followed the preservation guidelines perfectly [and the Board of Zoning Appeals and Heritage Preservation Commission both approved the plan]. But they told their contractor to stop work at the site after they received a "very angry e-mail" from Keillor on Nov. 29 while they were vacationing in New Zealand. They cut their trip short and returned to try to iron out an agreement. But Keillor refused to talk with them, even after they submitted several other proposed plans to him, Olson said.

"The idea that the new garage would be overly large and obstruct any views is "baloney," Olson said. The only view that might be obstructed is of another neighbor's ugly garage, he said."
Bill Birditzmann

Andover, MN

#7 Jan 26, 2010
what a pain in the butttt this jerkoff is. He sure thinks highly of himself and I feel sorry for any neighbor of his.......Prarie Home Companion my arse....glad most Minnesotans don't act like this jaggofff....even he, at some point, you would think has to get tired of his own sh*t.
Andy

Pittsburg, CA

#8 Jan 26, 2010
I think some targeted, doggie stops are in order this Summer. And opps, I forgot the bag. Just think of it as, organic and eco-friendly chemlawn.
Bill Birditzmann

Andover, MN

#9 Jan 27, 2010
Andy wrote:
I think some targeted, doggie stops are in order this Summer. And opps, I forgot the bag. Just think of it as, organic and eco-friendly chemlawn.
I like that.. Just think for a minute of this aho answering the door in his robe, puffing on his pipe and seeing it burning on his front stoop and stomping on it....that is good stuff right there pal, thanks for the chuckle....and oh yea, takes me back to my childhood....sorry Mrs. Young!!!!!
Ted

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#10 Jan 27, 2010
A complete and utter D****E Bag!
Poor Old Pout

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 27, 2010
He can't help feeling bitter. For one thing, he's a liberal. They're doomed to bitterness and disappointment due to their ideas that always fail. Also, he's had to deal with looking like he has Downs Syndrome. That would make anybody bitter and angry after a while.
His ugly face

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 27, 2010
Since I read about this law suit last year, I stopped listening to his non-sense lake wobagon show.
Andy

Pittsburg, CA

#13 Jan 27, 2010
Bill Birditzmann wrote:
<quoted text>
I like that.. Just think for a minute of this aho answering the door in his robe, puffing on his pipe and seeing it burning on his front stoop and stomping on it....that is good stuff right there pal, thanks for the chuckle....and oh yea, takes me back to my childhood....sorry Mrs. Young!!!!!
nice!
Disgusted Former Fan

Dayton, MN

#14 Jan 27, 2010
Living in MN you need to be understanding of Mr. Keillor's problems. ;)

Is it possible that he has a habit which is affecting his emotional and physical health? He seems to refer to it frequently in his articles and skits these days.

Good thing he's in the land of a thousand treatment centers.
Lance Loveguard

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#15 Jan 28, 2010
Disgusted Former Fan wrote:
Living in MN you need to be understanding of Mr. Keillor's problems. ;)
Is it possible that he has a habit which is affecting his emotional and physical health? He seems to refer to it frequently in his articles and skits these days.
Good thing he's in the land of a thousand treatment centers.
But I'm sure that this repulsive, whiney, condesceding boob believes he'd get better treatment in Cuba.
Buzz Baker

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Feb 16, 2010
A Fairy's Home Companion show is in trouble, I hear.
Anonymous

Superior, WI

#17 Jan 4, 2011
ITT: Conservatives who are jealous that they don't have anyone as witty or intelligent as Mr. Keillor who holds their own flawed beliefs... just ones who make fart jokes and put confederate flags on their oversized trucks. It may just be that those conservative beliefs serve to stifle creativity.
I'm quite sure that if any of your neighbors were building a garage that obstructed your view and wasn't completely clear about it, you'd do everything in your power as well.
In these types of neighborhoods, there are expectations to uphold, much like in an association. Except it's history that's the main concern.
littlebigman

Lansing, MI

#18 Jan 4, 2011
Keillor should quit whining.

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