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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Dandelion isn’t the only weed growing in Minnesota backyards. Britt Aamodt has the story on ditch weed, also known as wild marijuana.

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Dr. Douglas Kelley was an American psychiatrist whose job it was to decide whether 22 Nazi officials were “mentally fit” to stand trial for war cri...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Henry S. Tanner became a Gilded Age sensation for what he didn’t do. Britt Aamodt has the story of the Minneapolis doctor whose publicized fasts be...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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In 2017, newspapers announced the Mayo Clinic had performed Minnesota’s first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. They were off by 50 years. B...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1938, when the University of Minnesota held the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium, many wondered if Louis Zamperini would b...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Terry Gilliam was the only American member of the legendry British comedy troupe Monty Python. Britt Aamodt has the story of Gilliam’s Minnesota co...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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The Minnesota settlers called him Cut Nose. The Dakota knew him as He Who Stands on a Cloud, one of the 38 men hanged after the 1862 Dakota Uprisin...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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There’s a ghost town in Minnesota called San Francisco. Britt Aamodt has the history of William Foster, member of the Donner Party, murderer and to...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are remembered as the romantically doomed outlaw couple of Depression-era Texas. So why does a Minnesota town lay cl...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Before William “Buzz” Schneider was a Miracle on Ice, he was a sports-obsessed boy growing up on the Iron Range. Britt Aamodt looks back the career...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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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: 19
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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: 15
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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: 18
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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: 20
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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: 22
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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: 19
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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