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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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
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By 2018, Ronald A. White, Minneapolis-born historian, was poring over the 135-odd notes Abraham Lincoln had written to himself. Ideas for speeches....

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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When she was 18, Kathleen Winsor, born in Olivia, Minnesota, wrote down her life’s goals. One of them was to write a best-selling novel. That came ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Ed Asner played Lou Grant, the director of a fictional Minneapolis TV station, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. So it felt like something of a homecom...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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August 1964 – Two competing delegations from Mississippi arrived at the Democratic National Convention: the official one all-white, the unofficial ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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St. Paul had had hotels before, but not a Hilton. September 15, 1966, the city celebrated the opening with three days of festivities. And it was pr...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In September 1887, Duluth’s Grand Opera House announced a touring Shakespeare production. One of the actors was Edwin Booth, famous Shakespearean a...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Not every West Coast American of Japanese descent was herded into an internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Some, like Ruth Tanbara and her husband Ea...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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February 1969, St. Paul’s Winter Carnival hosted an out-of-this world event: Breakfast with Spock. This cozy nosh at the St. Paul Hilton took place...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, WDSE, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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August 1963, 58 Minnesotans boarded a bus in the early dawn for nation’s capital. They were headed to one of the most historic events in American h...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1961, Charles W. Bailey II was a Washington correspondent for Cowles Publications in Minneapolis when he and a fellow had an idea for a novel. T...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1972, Minnesota’s Westgate Theater hit on a novel idea to compete with the large multiplex theaters being built. Play the same film, and only th...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10