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.


606 Pieces

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Early 1942, mechanics at Mid-Continent Airlines in the Twin Cities were asked to retrofit twenty-four B-25 bombers. They only found out what the pl...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Mother and daughter were both award-winning crop artists. Lillian Colton’s creations earned her the nickname the Seed Queen. But daughter Linda Pet...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Pearl S. Buck was devastated. The Mayo Clinic doctor said she should put her daughter, who had severe cognitive disabilities caused by a then unkno...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It didn’t get any bigger than this. Tippi Hedren, Minnesotan, model, single mother, had been cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s new film. But she soon disc...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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People remembered Melissa Gilbert as the freckle-faced Laura Ingalls on TV’s Little House on the Prairie. But in 2008, the Guthrie Theater announce...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1969, Mark Forgy left his home in Golden Valley, Minnesota, to travel Europe. He had no idea that would lead him to a job with the 20th century’...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Bee Vang didn’t think anyone would be interested in his story—that of a Hmong refugee working in a Minnesota factory. But his daughter proved him w...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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When Gretchen Carlson settled her lawsuit with Fox in 2016—she also signed a non-disclosure agreement, which prevented her from talking about CEO R...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Bernard Herrmann was famous—as a film composer. But by 1948, he only wanted to work on his opera, which he did in Minneapolis, the home of his soon...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Leeann Chin wanted to open a restaurant in 1980. But where was she going to get that kind of money? Carl Pohlad, future owner of the Twins, said he...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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December 30, 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, who’d won five championships in seven years. were in town to play the Minnesota Timberwolv...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Wendy Webb loved reading gothic novels. But when she started writing them, she didn’t set them on some misty moor in England, but in her native Mid...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In the 1960s and ‘70s, girls from the Midwest, many from the Twin Cities, were trafficked to New York to work as prostitutes. Locals called the are...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1953, a woman made history, becoming the first to play professional baseball—on a men’s team. There was a women’s league, but it would fold in a...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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July 1936, for two weeks, Minnesotans baked, sweated and wilted. Nine hundred died. Here’s Britt Aamodt with the Heat Wave of 1936.

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Mike Moh was a kid from Woodbury, Minnesota, who could act and do martial arts. And now, in 2018, Quentin Tarantino wanted to test him for his new ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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When Pu Zhelong studied entomology at the University of Minnesota in the 1940s, America’s solution to crop pests was chemicals. Pu knew there was a...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1937, Helen Keller was a world-famous author and an inspiration to millions with her story of overcoming the odds after losing sight and hearing...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In the Minneapolis of 1905, Byron Sutherland was an attorney planning to retire to a farm in Virginia. But in the Washington, D.C. of the Civil War...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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May 1861, Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden, arrived in Minnesota in the company of Horace Mann, Jr. Both naturalists, they used their journey ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9