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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 22, 2021

Minnesota Public Radio first broadcast on this day, January 22, 1967. It was founded by Bill Kling and St. John's University President Colman Barry at the school's campus in Collegeville. 
This photo is of Tom Keith and Lynne Cruise mixing the sound at the World Theater during a live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" in 1985.