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.


679 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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February 3, 1959 – Singer Bobby Vee was just fifteen when he filled in at the Moorhead concert for Buddy Holly and the other artists killed in a pl...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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October 1915 - John C. Freund just wanted to give his music lecture in Duluth. But a colleague from New York was in town and badmouthing him in th...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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1941 – Jane Russell, a 19-year-old with roots in Bemidji, felt like the luckiest girl alive to be plucked out of obscurity to star the new RKO pict...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Fall 1962 – Betty Pack pored over an article about a wartime spy codenamed Cynthia. Pack and the article’s author both knew she was that spy. Here’...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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1967 – The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger needed to come up with some songs for his group’s next album. Inspiration struck when he played with the r...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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1898 – Minnesota troops were getting ready to board a ship that would take them to the Spanish-American War in the Philippines when they added a 17...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC, WDSE, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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2018 – this was the second time Fridley, Minnesota, screenwriter Nick Schenk had worked with Clint Eastwood. The first was 2008’s “Gran Torino.” No...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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1942 – Famous aviator Beryl Markham published her memoir West with the Night, with a little help from her scriptwriter husband, Raoul Schumacher, f...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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August 5, 1967 – Jimmie Haakenson called his mom from a Chicago phone booth. His St. Paul family never heard from him again. Because shortly after ...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1974, David Fantle and Tom Johnson were St. Paul middle school students when they fell in love with classic Hollywood films. And just four years...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1958, Minnesota got a shock. Classic horror films were introduced to a new generation of TV viewers courtesy of Shock Theater and local creature...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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2016 – William Souder was in the early stages of researching at his home in Grant, Minnesota. He wanted to write the first major biography of John ...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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When George Morrison was ten, he was living away from his Chippewa (Ojibwe) community in Minnesota’s Arrowhead, convalescing in a children’s hospit...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1923 – George Leach wanted to be re-elected mayor of Minneapolis. But he’d enraged the Ku Klux Klan and they were determined to drum him out of off...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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One day, Val Kilmer would be a huge name in film, with roles in Top Gun and The Doors, among other heavy hitters. But in late 1981, he was just a J...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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2010 – At long last, fans of Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections” had his new book in their hands. In Freedom, the Missouri author plumbed his par...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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1968 – Hubert Humphrey faced an uphill climb to snag the presidency of the United States. But he thought a little music, courtesy of Tommy James & ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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1958 – Charles Chamblis, a World War II vet and artist, moved to Minneapolis with his family and with a camera. For the next thirty years, he would...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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1934 – The Great Depression was hard on everybody, even gangsters. FDR had legalized booze. With bootlegging no longer an option, Alvin Karpis and ...

Bought by KRPR, WTIP, KVSC, WDSE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7