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.


698 Pieces

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2008: The last time the Coen Brothers – Joel and Ethan – had filmed in Minnesota was for 1996’s Fargo. Now they were back, this time recreating the...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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March 4, 1915: Isabel Davis Higbee’s doctor told her she needed to rest. But the philanthropist wasn’t about to give up an opportunity to convince ...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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2019: Why would the New York Times comment on a Twin Cities theatre opening night? Because it was a production of Hair by senior actors who, accord...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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January 27, 1973: They met in Bloomington, from different organizations, different walks of life. What united them was the Equal Rights Amendment a...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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1901: Arthur Conan Doyle scribbled out his latest Sherlock Holmes story. Who knew that seventy years later, The Hound of the Baskervilles would be ...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 6
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2018: Meadow Muska had been holding onto photographs she’d taken of lesbian communes for decades. Now she felt the world was ready to see and appre...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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2007: Groth Music had been buying and selling musical instruments since 1939. But this was the first time the Minnesota company was asked to find a...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1998: Monica Lewinsky was in the hot seat, giving grand jury testimony about her affair with President Clinton. So why was she bringing up M...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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October 1982: Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream had never seen a band like the Go-Go’s. No one had. An all-female group that played their own ins...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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1999: Amazon Bookstore in Minneapolis had been in business since the early 1970s. Now they were in a battle with online retailer Amazon for use of ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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November 1989: Jim Hautman had grown up with a paintbrush in his hand. His mom was an artist. But, at twenty-five, did he even have a chance at win...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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December 1980: John Lennon was dead. So Jon Wiener decided to write a book about the musician. What he never planned on was a tangle with the FBI o...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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April 1972: Ken Dahlberg was only doing his job as the Campaign to Re-Elect the President’s Midwest chairman: depositing an anonymous donation. So ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Early 1939: Newbie screenwriter Budd Schulberg couldn’t belive it. He was working with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Too bad they’d been given such a crummy...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Winter 1988: The Fine Young Cannibals hadn’t put out a new album in over two years. Maybe working at a studio in Minnesota, away from distractions,...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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September 1975: Andy Warhol was in Minnesota to grace a film screening, attend a party and, unofficially, to lug around empty suitcases he was supp...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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1966: Kathryn Leigh Scott had snagged a role in a news soap opera. But Dark Shadows was unlike any daytime drama she’d ever seen. It had vampires. ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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August 1934: After Hitler kicked her out of Berlin, journalist Dorothy Thompson became headline news—unfortunately for her husband Sinclair Lewis w...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Summer 1892: Liang May Seen arrived in Minneapolis a newlywed with a bright future before her. Her past was another story. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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August 1906 – The Earharts—mother, father and two girls—made the first of many summer pilgrimages from sweltering Kansas to balmy Worthington, Minn...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11