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.


616 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
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Eliza Winston was supposed to be free. But her husband died before he could pay off Richard Christmas, her owner. Britt Aamodt looks at how a trip ...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Engineering Research Associates opened on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul in 1946, But the nondescript jumble of buildings concealed a secret. Britt A...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Cicely Angleton was the offspring of two of the most prominent families in Duluth, the D’Autremonts and the Congdons. But she’s remembered today be...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Very few Americans will ever run for President of the United States. But Minneapolis adman Jack Carmichael wanted them to at least get a feel for t...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Stephen Ambrose’s book and the spinoff HBO series Band of Brothers told the story of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airbor...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1978, Ranee Ramaswamy, her husband and their three-year-old daughter moved from southern India to Minneapolis. Within a year, Ramaswamy would gi...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10