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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At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ronald Glasser had trained to be a pediatrician. But in 1968, at the height of the Tet Offensive, the kid docto...

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Jeannette Piccard may have been one of the first women to get her balloon license and to pilot a research mission to the stratosphere but she had e...

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Ted Williams wanted to the best hitter in baseball. Instead in 1938, the California youth found himself demoted to the minor leagues. Britt Aamodt ...

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1888, Samuel Green became the University of Minnesota’s newest horticulturist. But his interests ranged beyond agriculture to the state of Minne...

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1941, the U.S. Military had an assignment for Ancel Keys, University of Minnesota physiologist: Create a combat ration that packs a caloric punc...

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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James Douglas Falconer might have chosen to become a vet like his dad Thomas. Instead, the young man from Alexandria, Minnesota, trained as a drugg...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1872, the Minnesota State Board of Health was created to coordinate sanitation and disease control statewide. And by 1918, the average lifespan ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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University of Minnesota professor Brenda Child heard a story growing up on the Red Lake reservation about a sick girl and the vision her father rec...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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September 16, 1918, Nora Emilie Anderson was embarking on the biggest adventure in her 37 years. The native of Rock Dell, Minnesota, was one of hun...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
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September 1918, Marie Anderson Paulson of Wells, Minnesota, greeted the return of her 17-year-old son Raymond Paulson from training at Camp Ogletho...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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