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.


576 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 11
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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
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Music journalist Bob Mehr wanted to write a biography of the Replacements, the Minneapolis punk/alt-rock group that formed in a basement in 1979, r...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Elizabeth, a Minnesota woman with relationship questions, and Pedro, a young man struggling with the death of his brother, were both patients of Dr...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Why do the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers and the University of Michigan’s Wolverines football teams battle over a Little Brown Jug? Brit...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 2015, photographer Joel Sartore and National Geographic established the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every species held at a zoo o...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Summer 2018, Jared Yost just finished mowing a lawn when he heard the sounds of an animal in distress. A kitten, or so he thought. Britt Aamodt has...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1856, a group of men and women drove ox carts hundreds of miles from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Their settlement in Greenleafton became the first D...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Growing up in 1950s St. Peter, Minnesota, James McPherson immersed himself in comics and books about the Army Air Corps in World War II. The Civil ...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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It had never been seen before, a fully-enclosed shopping mall that sprawled over 500 acres in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Britt Aamodt tells t...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1920, Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis became a sensation with the publication of his novel Main Street. Now the pressure was on for a follow-u...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 2001, David Carter was an artistic director and writer at Minneapolis ad agency Fallon but his scripts for luxury car manufacturer BMW were turn...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12