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.


626 Pieces

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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: 14
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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: 14
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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: 13
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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: 13
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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...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KVSC, KUMD and more


  • 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: 16
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Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sin...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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R.D. Zimmerman’s fascination with Russia took root with an introductory Russian language class at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt exam...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Growing up in St. Louis Park, Thomas Friedman looked forward to afternoon golf games with Dad. Friedman figured he’d be a pro golfer. Britt Aamodt ...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Totten “Tot” Heffelfinger was an amateur golfer who worried that Minnesota’s golf courses were becoming too small and cramped for a new era of hard...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Beginning with the 1996 film “Fargo” and continuing in 2014 with the spin-off TV series, actors have inhabited a fictional universe centered in sma...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Mark Sertich from West Duluth was a hockey player but not just any old hockey player. Britt Aamodt takes a page from the Guinness Book of Records w...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12