A Prairie Home Companion and its various guests and stars would’ve been mere marooned nobodies without Russ Ringsak; he drove the truck, known to hard-core APHC fans as ‘Hank’. He was one of the original members of the troupe, and in many ways the only thing that distinguished his talent from Garrison Keillor’s was a CDL.

Ringsak died today, Prairie Home Productions confirmed. Read more