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 1926, Donald Wandrei was a 19-year-old university student when he decided to write a fan letter to H.P. Lovecraft. Britt Aamodt has an account o...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Since its opening in 1902, Dayton’s was a Minneapolis destination for shopping, dining and making memories. Britt Aamodt gives a brief history of t...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1946, Forrest O. Wiggins was the first African-American instructor hired by the University of Minnesota. Two years later, he was fighting to kee...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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What is that pest that chases joggers down roads and plagues summer bathers with its piercing bite? Britt Aamodt takes a closer look at the deer fly.

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1924, Minnesota entomologist Marshall Hertig and a colleague discovered a bacteria residing in mosquitoes. He called it Wolbachia. Britt Aamodt ...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Wadena’s Cozy Theater screened its first silent film in 1914, The Last Days of Pompeii. Britt Aamodt explores the history of film through one long-...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The first telegram was sent in the United States in 1838. Minnesota wanted to get hooked in but it had to wait for the trains to bring the telegrap...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Al Nier was a physics researcher at the University of Minnesota when he figured out how to separate the isotopes of uranium. Britt Aamodt traces th...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Don was one of the last lowland gorillas taken from the wild before 1973’s Endangered Species Act. Britt Aamodt remembers the gorilla who not only ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Tyrone Guthrie was a noted theater director when, in 1940, he was called upon to assist England’s new prime minister. Britt Aamodt looks at a later...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Does Stephen King like opera? Who knows? But he gave the Minnesota Opera the green light to adapt one of his novels. Britt Aamodt goes behind the c...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Can Minnesota really claim Winona Ryder as one of its own? Britt Aamodt explores the actor’s North Star roots.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1930, on the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, Charles Lockwood uncorked a bottle of wine and drank a toast to a roomful of empty ch...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1981, Bruce Brockway wasn’t feeling well. Doctors didn’t know what was wrong. Then in June, the CDC published a report on five men in Los Angele...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Dandelion isn’t the only weed growing in Minnesota backyards. Britt Aamodt has the story on ditch weed, also known as wild marijuana.

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Dr. Douglas Kelley was an American psychiatrist whose job it was to decide whether 22 Nazi officials were “mentally fit” to stand trial for war cri...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Henry S. Tanner became a Gilded Age sensation for what he didn’t do. Britt Aamodt has the story of the Minneapolis doctor whose publicized fasts be...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 2017, newspapers announced the Mayo Clinic had performed Minnesota’s first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. They were off by 50 years. B...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1938, when the University of Minnesota held the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium, many wondered if Louis Zamperini would b...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11