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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Ole Rolvaag thought he was destined to be a fisherman like his father. Britt Aamodt looks at how the opportunity to the immigrate to the United Sta...

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  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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The first tornado touched down in Minnesota after 4 pm. Britt Aamodt recounts the 1998 Comfrey-St. Peter Tornado Outbreak, when over a dozen twiste...

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  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Farmers would never forget the 1870s. In this piece, Britt Aamodt looks at the reason why: Locust

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  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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The Federal Music Project put musicians to work in the Great Depression. Britt Aamodt also has the story on the less-than-spectacular director of t...

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  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Britt Aamodt tells the story of William Maupins, born two years after the Duluth lynchings, who became a leading light in the port city’s fight for...

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  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1865, Theodore Hamm established Hamm’s Beer in St. Paul. This beer became known for its cartoon bear and catchy jingle. But in 1973, Hamm’s sent...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Justine Kerfoot never intended to stay in Minnesota. But the Great Depression led her to the lodge on the Gunflint Trail and the wild spaces that w...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Beavers live in every county in Minnesota. Their large teeth can cut through a tree in minutes. Britt Aamodt wonders why beaver teeth are orange an...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1996, William Lyle was only trying to dig up gravel for his farm’s driveways. Britt Aamodt looks at what he found instead: the bones of a woolly...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Jeno Paulucci had a flair for deals and an eye for opportunity. Britt Aamodt has the story of the son of Italian immigrants who made it big with hi...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Barbara Kopple won her first Oscar for a documentary about Kentucky coal workers. She won her second Oscar for a documentary about striking meat pa...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Sister Elizabeth Kenny wasn’t a nun. She got the title sister from her work as a nurse in Australia. But she’d remembered today, says Britt Aamodt,...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Chris Fisher was teaching anthropology when he was invited to be part of an expedition. Britt Aamodt follows Fisher on his quest to locate an ancie...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Peg Kehret was just a kid looking forward to homecoming when her leg muscle began to twitch. Britt Aamodt tells the story of Peg’s polio year.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Every year, the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Foundation selects 25 films for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Among the...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In early America, the poor were sometimes auctioned off as indentured servants. In 19th- and early 20th-century Minnesota, the counties had an “enl...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1921, miners near Crosby, Minnesota, uncovered a deposit of animal bones. One skull belonged to a typical American bison. But Britt Aamodt tells...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Mosquitoes have been found preserved in amber tens of millions of years old. And they’re still around. Producer Britt Aamodt looks at Minnesota’s p...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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There may be no time machines. But Britt Aamodt has found a ride at the Minnesota State Fair that’ll take you back to 1915.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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The 1976 film Logan’s Run posited a utopian city under a dome. But that science fiction nearly became reality in Northern Minnesota. Producer Britt...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17