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.


661 Pieces

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Alonzo J. Whiteman, aka, AJ Whiteman, aka the Penman, was a Minnesota legislator from Duluth. By the time he died in 1922, he was wanted in 40 citi...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1912, Japan gifted 3,000 cherry trees to the United States, which were planted in Washington, D.C. One hundred years later, Japan made a second ...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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By the early 1980s, Maureen McCormick, oldest sister Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch, was coming off a 5-year cocaine addiction, when she met an ac...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1963, Bob Dylan was a folkie with a guitar when he appeared in Greenwood, Mississippi, on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights. At a vo...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In World War II, the Japanese occupation of the Pacific region cut off a precious kapok, a product of an Asian tree, used for life vests. So the Co...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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1984 – Prince jotted off the song “Nothing Compares 2 U” in the spare moments between promoting his new album Purple Rain and preparing for his big...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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1936 – The Marx Brothers—Chico, Harpo and Groucho—arrived in Duluth. In overcoats. In July. The comedians heard it was cold up there. But they stuc...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1978, Brenda Spencer just wanted to meet John Lennon. She’d traveled from Minnesota to join the other fans that hung outside his New York apartm...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1942, one of the most recognizable women in America stepped off a train in St. Cloud. She was Marian Anderson, the opera singer called the Voice...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Mary Welsh was not only Ernest Hemingway’s fourth (and last) wife but also his literary executor. But critics sniffed at the idea of this lumberman...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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By 1985, Miles Davis was five years out of a self-imposed retirement, when he didn’t even pick up his trumpet. Now the jazz legend, eager for new c...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1941, the news from Europe was grim. The war was going badly for the good guys. That year, an insurance company employee decided to bring comedy...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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By 2001, the world at large still thought of Yoko Ono as John Lennon’s widow. That year’s retrospective at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, however...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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December 3, 2015, Scott Weiland, former front man of the Stone Temple Pilots, pulled into a parking lot in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was a day off...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1938, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn arrived in Minnesota as part of a 22-city lecture tour. She had a purpose: to sound the alert that the S...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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November 28, 1914 – Frederick Price was the distraught husband when the ambulance collected his dead wife, the victim of a fall off a river bluff. ...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In the late 19th-century, Maria Louise Sanford was a star of the regional lecture circuit and one of the most charismatic professors at the Univers...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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1943 – Elizabeth “Betty” Wall, a pilot from Faribault, Minnesota, arrived in Texas, to do her part in the war. But, unlike male recruits, she had ...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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January 1932 – Merian C. Cooper was in a fix. The man he’d hired to write the novelization of his gorilla picture, King Kong, had dropped dead. He ...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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1894 – Myrta Belknap was a good woman from Minneapolis who’d married the wrong man. Dr. H. H. Holmes was a Chicago druggist—and, according to the p...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9