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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Less than a month before, in May 1964, the Rolling Stones’ first LP hit American record stores. So when they rolled into Excelsior, Minnesota, ther...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In the late 1980s, Alison Bechdel moved to Minneapolis to work for the LGBT newspaper Equal Time. But in her spare time, she drew and elaborated on...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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For years, Kate DiCamillo called herself a writer, thought of herself as a writer, but wasn’t actually doing much writing—until a cold Minnesota wi...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1864, a year after the Dakota Conflict, Chief Little Crow, his 16-year-old son, one woman and a handful of men returned to the Minnesota land th...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Rene Valdes was one of 125,000 Cubans who sought asylum in the United States during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Valdes only knew he wanted to live...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1940, John F. Kennedy was 23 and sick, which explains his visit to the Mayo Clinic. But he was also a newly published author. Britt Aamodt has t...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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It was the first and only of its kind: a national women’s conference funded by the U.S. Congress. Britt Aamodt takes a look at the Minnesota delega...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Minnesota native Peter Graves was best known as a dramatic actor in the TV series Mission: Impossible. So why was he being asked to star in a comed...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Lorena Hickok is best remembered to history because of her friendship—or was it relationship?—with Eleanor Roosevelt. Britt Aamodt has the story th...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Carole Lombard was the queen of 1930’s screwball comedies, and she was married to Clark Gable. The two Second Lieutenants from Minnesota never expe...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Abigail Quigley McCarthy, wife of US Senator for Minnesota Eugene McCarthy, had gotten to know Civil Rights activist Coretta Scott King through the...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1991, writer and poet Kathleen Norris found herself living at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, praying with the monks and eating com...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1886, Luis Garzon was only in Minneapolis to play oboe in the touring orchestra Los Aires Nacionales de Mexico. Britt Aamodt looks at why Garzon...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1951, James Arness was having problems landing Hollywood roles because of his height, 6 feet 7 inches. But that all changed when he was cast as ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Was U.S. Senator from Minnesota Ernest Lundeen an isolationist or a Nazi sympathizer? Britt Aamodt has the story of the Senator’s last flight and t...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Charles Perkins Strite was tired of burnt toast. So the Minnesota inventor set out to do something about it. Britt Aamodt offers up a tale of a new...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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July 2014, Patrick Sawyer just wanted to finish his conference in Nigeria and get home to Coon Rapids. Two of his daughters had birthdays coming up...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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April 1997, David Madson, a talented Minneapolis architect, wasn’t looking forward to picking up his old boyfriend at the airport. Maybe he knew so...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Victor Frankenstein and his Creature never had a true heart-to-heart in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Britt Aamodt looks at how playwright Barbara Fie...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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In 1962, Jay Ward, co-creator of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, leased an island on the Minnesota-Canada border. Britt Aamodt tells us how a nuclea...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15