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.


639 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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: 10
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Politicians ate there. Celebrities too, apparently even a king—Elvis Presley. It was Joe Huie’s Café, open twenty-four hours, every day. And, for t...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1898, Charles Flandreau, now an old man, stood before a crowd at the Minnesota Historical Society. He had a story to tell, about the summer he c...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Why does Minneapolis have an avenue named after the Persian king Xerxes I? It has to do with the alphabet. Here’s Britt Aamodt

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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September 1920, three military officers took off in a biplane from a Minnesota airfield for a bumpy, seat-of-the-pants seven-day journey to Washing...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1963, Darla Henrichsen, cleaning cabins at Stony Point Resort on Leech Lake, fell for the resort owner’s son. Robert Hansen was a troubled young...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In the late 19th century, Minnesota farmers began planting sugar beets, a domestic alternative to cane sugar. That new crop brought families of mig...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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August 1863, Count von Zeppelin, a German noble and cavalry officer, was staying at the International Hotel in St. Paul, when he spotted a man offe...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Isaac Asimov first heard of Clifford Simak, who would spend nearly 40 years as a journalist for a Minneapolis paper, in the pages of “Astounding Sc...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Graphic designer Carolyn Porter found the packet of letters in a Stillwater, Minnesota, antiques store. Those letters would lead her on a journey t...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1970, Bonnie Erickson, an artist from Anoka, had a head cold. But she also had this big interview—with Jim Henson. She went through with the int...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1977, a group met in New York to compile the playlist for a record to be launched on NASA’s Voyager I and II probes. The audience? Extraterrestr...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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British actor and author Stephen Fry had an idea. To bring a TV crew to every state in America to tease out its unique character. In Tennessee, it ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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When the Guthrie Theater opened in 1063, it became a midcountry alternative to Hollywood and Broadway for actors looking to break in. One of those ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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August 1933, Charles Fremont Dight, Minnesota physician and founder of the Minnesota Eugenics Society, was tapping out a letter of congratulations....

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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September 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in “enemy” territory for a 13-day American road trip—that is, after his summit with Cold W...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11