Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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MN90: Ranee Ramaswamy’s Minneapolis Dance Company (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1978, Ranee Ramaswamy, her husband and their three-year-old daughter moved from southern India to Minneapolis. Within a year, Ramaswamy would give her first public Indian ...
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MN90: Todd Bol’s Little Free Library (01:30)
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In 2009, Todd Bol, who’d grown up in Stillwater, was renovating his garage when he decided to turn the old door into a memorial for his mother Esther, a teacher before she ...
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MN90: The Minnesota Music Man and Charlie Manson (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1939, Gregg Jakobson was born in St. Paul, where he was adopted by a police chief and his wife. By 1968, Jakobson was a California session arranger and music scout when ...
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MN90: President Taft in Winona (01:30)
From: Ampers

September 17, 1909, President William Howard Taft arrived in Winona, one stop in hundreds during the new president’s 56-day whistle-stop tour of America. But what he’d say ...
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MN90: Horsecars (01:30)
From: Ampers

In the late 19th century, with the Twin Cities rapidly expanding, it was becoming harder to reach distant points. St. Paul solved with the transportation problem with the ...
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MN90: Two Years at Camp Zama (01:30)
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At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ronald Glasser had trained to be a pediatrician. But in 1968, at the height of the Tet Offensive, the kid doctor found himself at an ...
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MN90: Jeannette Piccard (01:30)
From: Ampers

Jeannette Piccard may have been one of the first women to get her balloon license and to pilot a research mission to the stratosphere but she had even higher ambitions. Britt ...
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MN90: The Minnesota Kid (01:30)
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Ted Williams wanted to the best hitter in baseball. Instead in 1938, the California youth found himself demoted to the minor leagues. Britt Aamodt looks at Ted Williams’ ...
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MN90: Taking Care of Trees (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1888, Samuel Green became the University of Minnesota’s newest horticulturist. But his interests ranged beyond agriculture to the state of Minnesota’s trees, which were ...
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MN90: The Keys of K-Rations (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1941, the U.S. Military had an assignment for Ancel Keys, University of Minnesota physiologist: Create a combat ration that packs a caloric punch yet fits in a pocket. ...