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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Minnesotan Erwin Hensch was among the crew of the USS Indianapolis, which July 1945, would deliver the bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima to t...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Cass Gilbert wanted to make a name for himself in architecture. Britt Aamodt tells us how a St. Paul building project launched him into a career th...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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When Al Franken took office at U.S. Senator for Minnesota in 2009, the former writer and performer for Saturday Night Live had to leave the comedy ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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How did Anoka, Minnesota get to be Halloween Capital of the World? Britt Aamodt seeks an answer back in 1920.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Growing up in Cloquet, Minnesota, Jessica Lange used to watch old movies with her mom. Britt Aamodt looks at Lange’s career and the 2017 role that ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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In the 1960s and ‘70s, Frank Hansen toured the country with his sideshow, the Minnesota Iceman. Britt Aamodt wonders, was the Iceman a Neanderthal,...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Groucho Marx was known for his waggling eyebrows, penciled mustache, cigar and wicked sense of humor. On a war bond stop in Minneapolis, Britt Aamo...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Amanda Hocking got her first rejection slip when she 17. The Minnesota writer kept churning out novels but didn’t hit the big time, reveals Britt A...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Minnesotan Paul Nelson was one of the great journalists of the golden age of rock music criticism. But by his death in 2006, he had become a reclus...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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May 1915, the RMS Lusitania departed New York en route to Liverpool. Britt Aamodt relates the story of Duluth native Amelia “Millie” Ann Baker who ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Tom Nelson was an electrical engineer living in Minnesota who got involved in a birding controversy. Britt Aamodt reports how the engineer weighed ...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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August 27, 1979, deputy Val Johnson was on a regular night patrol in Warren, Minnesota, when a light came at him. Britt Aamodt gives the details on...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Before Pixar was one of the top animation firms in the world, it was a subsidiary of George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Ltd. Britt Aamodt tells us how, in 19...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Michael Koppelman has a foot in two worlds. He was engineer and producer for Prince. But he was also an amateur astronomer who, says Britt Aamodt, ...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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After he was a professional wrestler but before he was governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura made a cameo appearance on X-Files. Ventura may not hav...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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The RMS Titanic is probably the most famous ship in history. On April 14, 1912, an iceberg sent over 1,500 people to their deaths. Britt Aamodt int...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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It isn’t a Minnesota summer with the sound of a loon coming off the lake. Producer Britt Aamodt wonders what are all those sounds the loon makes an...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Neil Gaiman may have been born in England, but he’s owned a house in Wisconsin for years. Britt Aamodt also discovered that Gaiman has spent a good...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Brainerd, Minnesota, couldn’t be farther from the Philippines. But, says Britt Aamodt, every year the city remembers the Minnesota guardsmen who fo...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Before his death in 2015, David Carr was a larger-than-life columnist at the New York Times. But when he decided to write a memoir, says Britt Aamo...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17