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.


689 Pieces

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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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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October 1980 – Bruce Springsteen needed to chill. He was in Minneapolis on a tour for The River. But the hotel walls were closing in. So he went to...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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April 1988 – Sharon Gless didn’t know why she was in Minnesota. The character she played in the CBS cop show “Cagney & Lacey” had a drinking proble...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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March 16, 1862 – Six officers from the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment posed at their winter camp in Virginia. Matthew Brady, or one of his assis...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1990 – 3M was a quintessential Minnesota company known for products like Scotchgard and PostIt Notes. So why was it embroiled in a controver...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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December 1935 – Life in Duluth was desperate for the Niemi family. Maila’s dad had lost his job on the Finnish paper. But the girl had the Sunday f...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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2008 - Bee Vang, the Minnesota teen who’d never acted in a film, was cast in “Gran Torino.” At the time, the Hollywood picture was touted for its H...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Fall 1960 – All anybody wanted to talk about was the upcoming presidential election. That’s when John Steinbeck, author of classics like The Grapes...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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By 1959, Arlene Dahl had been in movies for a decade. That summer, she found herself trekking a thousand feet underground to film scenes for what w...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Through the 1960s, the Hesshaimer kids of Munich, Germany, looked forward to the irregular visits from the mysterious American businessman who was ...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1984, NBC was tossing around ideas for a new sitcom with a cast of older women. The senior characters were Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8