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.


541 Pieces

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In 1856, a group of men and women drove ox carts hundreds of miles from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Their settlement in Greenleafton became the first D...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Growing up in 1950s St. Peter, Minnesota, James McPherson immersed himself in comics and books about the Army Air Corps in World War II. The Civil ...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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It had never been seen before, a fully-enclosed shopping mall that sprawled over 500 acres in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Britt Aamodt tells t...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1920, Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis became a sensation with the publication of his novel Main Street. Now the pressure was on for a follow-u...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 2001, David Carter was an artistic director and writer at Minneapolis ad agency Fallon but his scripts for luxury car manufacturer BMW were turn...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sin...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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R.D. Zimmerman’s fascination with Russia took root with an introductory Russian language class at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt exam...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Growing up in St. Louis Park, Thomas Friedman looked forward to afternoon golf games with Dad. Friedman figured he’d be a pro golfer. Britt Aamodt ...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Totten “Tot” Heffelfinger was an amateur golfer who worried that Minnesota’s golf courses were becoming too small and cramped for a new era of hard...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Beginning with the 1996 film “Fargo” and continuing in 2014 with the spin-off TV series, actors have inhabited a fictional universe centered in sma...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Mark Sertich from West Duluth was a hockey player but not just any old hockey player. Britt Aamodt takes a page from the Guinness Book of Records w...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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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: 11
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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: 11
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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: 11
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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: 11
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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: 11