MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds

Series produced by Ampers

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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.


566 Pieces

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In 2010, Grant Moos finally decided to go through the boxes left behind by his dead father, Malcolm Moos, President Eisenhower’s chief speechwriter...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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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...

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

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Gary Paulsen was working for an aeronautics firm when it suddenly dawned on him: he was meant to be a writer. Britt Aamodt finds the connections be...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Ancel and Margaret Keys, researchers at the University of Minnesota, wondered why Twin Cities businessmen were dying of heart disease, while, an oc...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Franz Halberg, a scientist and physician at the University of Minnesota, was fascinated by the human body’s daily rhythms. Not only did people wake...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1886, Alpheus Beede Stickney built a stockyard along the Mississippi. Britt Aamodt traces the history of South Saint Paul as Minnesota’s cow town.

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1995, hundreds of Minnesotans lined up at the Minneapolis Dayton’s with cookbooks under their arms. There were here to see cookbook author and t...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1957, two polyethylene balloons, tethered to manned capsules, launched from Minnesota. The mission was to see how high-altitude flight impacted ...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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By 1913, Willa Cather had written two novels but had yet to break out. In the meantime, she wrote articles for McClure’s Magazine. Britt Aamodt has...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1937, if you visited a friend or family member at the University of Minnesota Hospital, you might have been tapped on the shoulder and asked, “W...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Dr. Janis Amutuzio started collecting stories about the possibility of life after death, though she didn’t know it yet, as a first-year medical int...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1954, Hugh Hall from Minnesota traveled west, to the University of Colorado – Boulder, for school. There he met Bob, a blond Californian who shu...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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December 20, 1980, it was midnight and 19-year-old Jean Hilliard just wanted to get home. But her car slid into a snowy ditch and stopped dead. Bri...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Age thirteen, Marion Ross walked into her library in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and found a book that would change the course of her life. Britt Aamodt...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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It was nearing four in the afternoon on the second day of battle at Gettysburg when John O. Dolson of Richfield, Minnesota, received his mortal wou...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Maury Hurley wanted to make a career in films. So in 1972, he found himself directing his first feature about competitive snowmobiling in, of all p...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1966, University of Minnesota research assistant Mary Ray volunteered for a study. As part of the study, she received a shot of LSD. Britt Aamod...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10