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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Growing up in Hibbing, MN, Vincent Bugliosi never could have predicted that one day he would encounter the man some called the most dangerous man a...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Should a politician’s faith bar him from serving in Congress? Britt Aamodt has the story of a Minnesota congressman whose election said it shouldn’t.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Minnesota abolished the death penalty in 1911. Britt Aamodt examines the case that tipped public and political opinion against capital punishment.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Northwest Airlines was Minnesota’s airlines from 1926 until the merger with Delta in 2008. Britt Aamodt looks at the museum that keeps the airline ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Dick Erdall was president of Minneapolis’ city council. And it was that position, says Britt Aamodt, that installed Erdall in the mayor’s office, u...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings caused a controversy. After a touchdown, the offensive line acted out a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Or, wonders produ...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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When the United States went to war in Vietnam, Minnesotans—male and female, from every corner of the state—put on the uniform. This segment by Brit...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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As drummer for the Twin Cities-based hardcore punk band Husker Du, Grant Hart traveled the world and rubbed shoulders with creative giants. One of ...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aam...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Tim O’Brien knew he wanted to write from a young age. This piece by Britt Aamodt looks at how the writer-to-be found his source material in the Vie...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Robert Bly was a poet of the Minnesota prairie. Charles Bukowski was a poet of Los Angeles barrooms and hard luck despair. Britt Aamodt talks about...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In a Minneapolis hotel room in 1990, Johnny Cash lamented the decline of his career. Britt Aamodt looks at how the music legend rose from the ashes...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Gregory Corso was a beat poet. He’d been born in New York and made his literary reputation. But, says Britt Aamodt, Corso’s last reading was record...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Tony Glover played harmonica with the trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, formed in Minneapolis during the early ‘60s folk boom. But in the late ‘60s, LA...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The Carlton Celebrity Room was featured in the film Fargo. But Britt Aamodt tells us this dinner club was more than a piece of Coen Brothers fiction.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Mary Gibbs was the only female park superintendent in the nation when took over the position at Itasca State Park. She was also only 24 when she st...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma capsized in Pearl Harbor. Two Minnesota sailors died on the ship. Their bodies were never identified until, says Bri...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Minnesota has 14 species of frogs and toads. Britt Aamodt has a story about that amphibian harbinger of spring, the spring peeper.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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How did Minneapolis’ Loring Park get so many gray squirrels? Britt Aamodt follows the trail to former park superintendent Theodore Wirth.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Andrew Towne was living and working in the Twin Cities when he decided to climb a mountain. Not just any mountain, Mt. Everest. With the climb, Tow...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15