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.


546 Pieces

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Barbara Kopple won her first Oscar for a documentary about Kentucky coal workers. She won her second Oscar for a documentary about striking meat pa...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Sister Elizabeth Kenny wasn’t a nun. She got the title sister from her work as a nurse in Australia. But she’d remembered today, says Britt Aamodt,...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Chris Fisher was teaching anthropology when he was invited to be part of an expedition. Britt Aamodt follows Fisher on his quest to locate an ancie...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Peg Kehret was just a kid looking forward to homecoming when her leg muscle began to twitch. Britt Aamodt tells the story of Peg’s polio year.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Every year, the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Foundation selects 25 films for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Among the...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In early America, the poor were sometimes auctioned off as indentured servants. In 19th- and early 20th-century Minnesota, the counties had an “enl...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1921, miners near Crosby, Minnesota, uncovered a deposit of animal bones. One skull belonged to a typical American bison. But Britt Aamodt tells...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Mosquitoes have been found preserved in amber tens of millions of years old. And they’re still around. Producer Britt Aamodt looks at Minnesota’s p...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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There may be no time machines. But Britt Aamodt has found a ride at the Minnesota State Fair that’ll take you back to 1915.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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The 1976 film Logan’s Run posited a utopian city under a dome. But that science fiction nearly became reality in Northern Minnesota. Producer Britt...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Growing up in Hibbing, MN, Vincent Bugliosi never could have predicted that one day he would encounter the man some called the most dangerous man a...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Should a politician’s faith bar him from serving in Congress? Britt Aamodt has the story of a Minnesota congressman whose election said it shouldn’t.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Minnesota abolished the death penalty in 1911. Britt Aamodt examines the case that tipped public and political opinion against capital punishment.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Northwest Airlines was Minnesota’s airlines from 1926 until the merger with Delta in 2008. Britt Aamodt looks at the museum that keeps the airline ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Dick Erdall was president of Minneapolis’ city council. And it was that position, says Britt Aamodt, that installed Erdall in the mayor’s office, u...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings caused a controversy. After a touchdown, the offensive line acted out a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Or, wonders produ...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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When the United States went to war in Vietnam, Minnesotans—male and female, from every corner of the state—put on the uniform. This segment by Brit...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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As drummer for the Twin Cities-based hardcore punk band Husker Du, Grant Hart traveled the world and rubbed shoulders with creative giants. One of ...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aam...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Tim O’Brien knew he wanted to write from a young age. This piece by Britt Aamodt looks at how the writer-to-be found his source material in the Vie...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16