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.


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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
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
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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
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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
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The FBI got that Edward Lundeen was an isolationist. What it didn’t understand was why this U.S. Senator for Minnesota was letting George Sylvester...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Life in post-Civil War Le Sueur County, Minnesota, was about survival for the young Edward S. Curtis. But he also developed an interest in photogra...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1969, Peter Reed couldn’t help but hear about the new buzzy book, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. Reed, was after all, a literature profess...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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It was just one of those summer break trips. Elizabeth Perry of Excelsior, Minnesota, and her friend celebrated the end of freshman year of college...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Web Text Frank Sheeran was sixty when he entered the federal correctional facility in Sandstone, Minnesota. He was just another mobster with a lock...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Actor James Wong grew up in Minneapolis, braving snow drifts and subzero cold. But nothing could prepare him for the Los Angeles meat locker that s...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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In 1986, a routine safety test resulted in the rupture of the Number 4 reactor in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. Five thousand miles away and weeks...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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The Federal Writers was winding down in 1940, when Minnesota writers were dispatched to report what and how people ate in their state for a propose...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Maurice Noble, born 1911 in Minnesota, had worked in Dr. Seuss’ animation unit during World War II. Back then Seuss was Major Theodore Geisel. Now ...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Cubby was a black bear living peaceably at a wildlife park near Sandstone, Minnesota—until he got dental problems and his owner sold him for a cann...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 9