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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Robert Bly was a poet of the Minnesota prairie. Charles Bukowski was a poet of Los Angeles barrooms and hard luck despair. Britt Aamodt talks about...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In a Minneapolis hotel room in 1990, Johnny Cash lamented the decline of his career. Britt Aamodt looks at how the music legend rose from the ashes...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Gregory Corso was a beat poet. He’d been born in New York and made his literary reputation. But, says Britt Aamodt, Corso’s last reading was record...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Tony Glover played harmonica with the trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, formed in Minneapolis during the early ‘60s folk boom. But in the late ‘60s, LA...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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The Carlton Celebrity Room was featured in the film Fargo. But Britt Aamodt tells us this dinner club was more than a piece of Coen Brothers fiction.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Mary Gibbs was the only female park superintendent in the nation when took over the position at Itasca State Park. She was also only 24 when she st...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma capsized in Pearl Harbor. Two Minnesota sailors died on the ship. Their bodies were never identified until, says Bri...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Minnesota has 14 species of frogs and toads. Britt Aamodt has a story about that amphibian harbinger of spring, the spring peeper.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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How did Minneapolis’ Loring Park get so many gray squirrels? Britt Aamodt follows the trail to former park superintendent Theodore Wirth.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Andrew Towne was living and working in the Twin Cities when he decided to climb a mountain. Not just any mountain, Mt. Everest. With the climb, Tow...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Minnesotan Erwin Hensch was among the crew of the USS Indianapolis, which July 1945, would deliver the bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima to t...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Cass Gilbert wanted to make a name for himself in architecture. Britt Aamodt tells us how a St. Paul building project launched him into a career th...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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When Al Franken took office at U.S. Senator for Minnesota in 2009, the former writer and performer for Saturday Night Live had to leave the comedy ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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How did Anoka, Minnesota get to be Halloween Capital of the World? Britt Aamodt seeks an answer back in 1920.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Growing up in Cloquet, Minnesota, Jessica Lange used to watch old movies with her mom. Britt Aamodt looks at Lange’s career and the 2017 role that ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In the 1960s and ‘70s, Frank Hansen toured the country with his sideshow, the Minnesota Iceman. Britt Aamodt wonders, was the Iceman a Neanderthal,...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Groucho Marx was known for his waggling eyebrows, penciled mustache, cigar and wicked sense of humor. On a war bond stop in Minneapolis, Britt Aamo...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Amanda Hocking got her first rejection slip when she 17. The Minnesota writer kept churning out novels but didn’t hit the big time, reveals Britt A...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Minnesotan Paul Nelson was one of the great journalists of the golden age of rock music criticism. But by his death in 2006, he had become a reclus...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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May 1915, the RMS Lusitania departed New York en route to Liverpool. Britt Aamodt relates the story of Duluth native Amelia “Millie” Ann Baker who ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15