MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds

Series produced by Ampers

Series image

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.


581 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
In 1978, Ranee Ramaswamy, her husband and their three-year-old daughter moved from southern India to Minneapolis. Within a year, Ramaswamy would gi...

Bought by KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
In 2009, Todd Bol, who’d grown up in Stillwater, was renovating his garage when he decided to turn the old door into a memorial for his mother Esth...

Bought by KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
In 1939, Gregg Jakobson was born in St. Paul, where he was adopted by a police chief and his wife. By 1968, Jakobson was a California session arran...

Bought by KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
September 17, 1909, President William Howard Taft arrived in Winona, one stop in hundreds during the new president’s 56-day whistle-stop tour of Am...

Bought by KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
In the late 19th century, with the Twin Cities rapidly expanding, it was becoming harder to reach distant points. St. Paul solved with the transpor...

Bought by KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ronald Glasser had trained to be a pediatrician. But in 1968, at the height of the Tet Offensive, the kid docto...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
Jeannette Piccard may have been one of the first women to get her balloon license and to pilot a research mission to the stratosphere but she had e...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
Ted Williams wanted to the best hitter in baseball. Instead in 1938, the California youth found himself demoted to the minor leagues. Britt Aamodt ...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
In 1888, Samuel Green became the University of Minnesota’s newest horticulturist. But his interests ranged beyond agriculture to the state of Minne...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
In 1941, the U.S. Military had an assignment for Ancel Keys, University of Minnesota physiologist: Create a combat ration that packs a caloric punc...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
James Douglas Falconer might have chosen to become a vet like his dad Thomas. Instead, the young man from Alexandria, Minnesota, trained as a drugg...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
In 1872, the Minnesota State Board of Health was created to coordinate sanitation and disease control statewide. And by 1918, the average lifespan ...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
University of Minnesota professor Brenda Child heard a story growing up on the Red Lake reservation about a sick girl and the vision her father rec...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
September 16, 1918, Nora Emilie Anderson was embarking on the biggest adventure in her 37 years. The native of Rock Dell, Minnesota, was one of hun...

Bought by KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
September 1918, Marie Anderson Paulson of Wells, Minnesota, greeted the return of her 17-year-old son Raymond Paulson from training at Camp Ogletho...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
In 2010, Grant Moos finally decided to go through the boxes left behind by his dead father, Malcolm Moos, President Eisenhower’s chief speechwriter...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
Carrie H. Lippincott was merely looking for a way to support her mother, sister and brother-in-law. But out of necessity grew a flourishing seed bu...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
Frederick McKinley Jones was an inveterate tinkerer. So it wasn’t surprising that after a sweltering summer drive in Minnesota, he hit upon an idea...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
To prepare lectures for his course on Death and Dying at Hamline University in St. Paul, Mark Berkson visited religious centers around the Twin Cit...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
They were southern Minnesotans who signed up for the National Guard during the Great Depression. Many did it for a job when jobs were scarce. But w...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10