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Forum Communications, Published October 22 2012

Bring hotdish: Garrison Keillor to campaign with Heitkamp in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS - Radio personality Garrison Keillor is coming to Grand Forks on Sunday to headline a hotdish fundraiser for Democratic senatorial candidate Heidi Heitkamp, her campaign said Monday.

Attendees are invited to bring their favorite hotdish and Jell-O salad to the IBEW Hall, 1714 N. Washington St., at 1:30 p.m.

Suggested donations range from $20 to $250, which includes a photo with Keillor. Everyone gets a free Heidi potholder.

Keillor is best known as the folksy host of “A Prairie Home Companion” on Minnesota Public Radio. He has been making appearances on behalf of several Democratic candidates in Minnesota in recent months

He last performed in Grand Forks in March 2006, when he brought the show to the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Heitkamp’s campaign is asking attendees to register with Emily at (701) 557-7667 and emily@heidifornorthdakota.com.