MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor plans to keep spinning tales of Lake Wobegon’s Norwegian bachelor farmers for at least a couple more years, but the host and creator of public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” is dropping more hints that his retirement may be on the horizon.

In an interview posted Wednesday on the AARP Bulletin’s website, the 68-year-old Keillor said he plans to retire in the spring of 2013. But Keillor said he first has to find his replacement.

“I’m pushing forward, and also I’m in denial. It’s an interesting time of life,” Keillor told the publication.

Keillor told The Associated Press in a follow-up e-mail Wednesday that he’ll be 70 in the spring of 2013, “and that seems like a nice round number.”

“The reason to retire is to try to avoid embarrassment; you ought to do it before people are dropping big hints. You want to be the first to come up with the idea. You don’t want to wait until you trip and fall off the stage,” Keillor said.

On Jan. 15, for the first time, “A Prairie Home Companion” had a guest host. Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins of the band Nickel Creek hosted the show from St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater, with Keillor appearing as a guest. Keillor said he had never gotten to see the show himself and wanted “to stand in the back of the hall and watch for a few minutes.”

Rapper Tru Life gets prison for role in fatal stabbing

NEW YORK – A rapper once signed to a Jay-Z-run label is headed to prison for a deadly attack on a New York City man he said he didn’t mean to harm.

Tru Life, born Robert Rosado, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. His lawyer said the 34-year-old rapper was “extraordinarily saddened” over the June 2009 death of Christopher Guerrero.

Tru Life pleaded guilty last month to gang assault. His 39-year-old brother, Marcus Rosado, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Both Rosados say Guerrero, 20, wasn’t their intended target in violence that followed a dispute at a nightclub. Guerrero was stabbed.

Soldier: ‘Hurt Locker’ led to mockery, doubt 

LOS ANGELES – An Iraq war veteran who claims he is the basis for “The Hurt Locker” writes in a court filing that the film has subjected him to ridicule and doubts about his bomb disposal prowess.

Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver states that the Oscar-winning film relies heavily on his experiences and background. He signed his filing on Tuesday while serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Days before the 2010 Academy Awards, Sarver sued the makers of “The Hurt Locker,” including director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal.

Boal profiled Sarver in a story for Playboy magazine.

Sarver’s filing states some of the film’s scenes contradict proper actions, and fellow service members have questioned his abilities since the movie’s release.

Bigelow, Boal and the producers of the film want the case dismissed.

Jackson brother tells all

NEW YORK – A long-rumored memoir by Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine is finally coming out.

Touchstone announced Wednesday that Jermaine Jackson’s “You are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother’s Eye” will be released this fall. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, promises a “faithful and loving portrait,” but one with “no subject off limits.”