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.


621 Pieces

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Actor James Wong grew up in Minneapolis, braving snow drifts and subzero cold. But nothing could prepare him for the Los Angeles meat locker that s...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1986, a routine safety test resulted in the rupture of the Number 4 reactor in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. Five thousand miles away and weeks...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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The Federal Writers was winding down in 1940, when Minnesota writers were dispatched to report what and how people ate in their state for a propose...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Maurice Noble, born 1911 in Minnesota, had worked in Dr. Seuss’ animation unit during World War II. Back then Seuss was Major Theodore Geisel. Now ...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Cubby was a black bear living peaceably at a wildlife park near Sandstone, Minnesota—until he got dental problems and his owner sold him for a cann...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 7
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Bernie Leadon, born in Minneapolis in 1947, wasn’t one of the heavy-hitting songwriters in the band The Eagles. That designation went to Don Henley...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1977, the Thief River Falls company that’s now called Arctic Cat had a new personal watercraft that was a cross between a jet ski and a motorcyc...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The fate of 303 Dakota men, alleged to be responsible for the US-Dakota War of 1862, lay in the hands of President Abraham Lincoln. Not surprisingl...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1963, Maurice Sendak became a beloved world-famous author with the publication of Where the Wild Things Are. It was a different story with 1970’...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Twin Cities Public Television is known for producing content with a local angle. But in 2019, it got behind a new documentary series that examined ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Over the years, Ojibwe sayings have turned up in very public forums, like on the 2019 presidential campaign trail with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar a...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1990, Bruce Hyde took a position as a theater professor in the communications department at St. Cloud State University. But to fans of the origi...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1930, hot dish apparently got its print debut in a Mankato cookbook. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt with milestones in Minnesota hot dish history.

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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The year 1965 marked two things for Charles Schulz. It was forty-three years since he was born in Minneapolis. And it was the year he had only six ...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Barkhad Abdi was 27, living in Minneapolis, working as a limo driver when a casting call came for Somali actors. He’d never acted in a film. But wi...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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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: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9