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.


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The RMS Titanic is probably the most famous ship in history. On April 14, 1912, an iceberg sent over 1,500 people to their deaths. Britt Aamodt int...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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It isn’t a Minnesota summer with the sound of a loon coming off the lake. Producer Britt Aamodt wonders what are all those sounds the loon makes an...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Neil Gaiman may have been born in England, but he’s owned a house in Wisconsin for years. Britt Aamodt also discovered that Gaiman has spent a good...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Brainerd, Minnesota, couldn’t be farther from the Philippines. But, says Britt Aamodt, every year the city remembers the Minnesota guardsmen who fo...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Before his death in 2015, David Carr was a larger-than-life columnist at the New York Times. But when he decided to write a memoir, says Britt Aamo...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Ward Kimball grew to love art in Minneapolis. But MN90 producer Britt Aamodt says he made his art magic as one of the animators on Walt Disney’s gr...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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There are rocks in Northern Minnesota that are older than you think. MN90 producer Britt Aamodt finds out they weren’t always rocks either.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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St. Paul toy designer Reyn Guyner had a hit with Twister. But what could be his next big game? MN90 producer Britt Aamodt tosses out an idea.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Pete Docter imagined adventures at his childhood home in Bloomington, MN. But at Pixar, says Britt Aamodt, he animated them.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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How does a St. Paul boy become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice? MN90 producer Britt Aamodt says it doesn’t hurt to have an old fishing pal on the bench.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Minnesotans grouse about long, cold winters now. But until 10,000 years ago, those long cold stretches were positively glacial, says Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which debuted in 1970, is considered one of the best TV shows in history. When fans think about their show, says Britt A...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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By 1995, Cheryl Strayed had married, divorced and lost her mother to cancer. Britt Aamodt reports how the writer left home and found a new directio...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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William Albert Allard spent boyhood summers at Lake Gladstone outside Nisswa, Minnesota. Decades later, the National Geographic photographer return...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Annie Griffiths was only taking pictures for a photo class at the University of Minnesota. But what she saw through a lens made her change her majo...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Craig Wright was working at a St. Paul church when he got ones of those calls every writer dreams of. Eventually, says Britt Aamodt, that call led ...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Kenneth H. Dahlberg was not a household name. But when the Minnesota native died in 2011, says Britt Aamodt, obituaries ran around the country. And...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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John Lind lost a hand in a boyhood farming accident. But that didn’t keep the Minnesota governor from delivering knockouts, says Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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St. Paul has had a lot of mayors. But, according to Britt Aamodt, only one Supermayor.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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The turn of the 20th century saw a surge in immigration from Eastern Europe. To the town of Bramble, says Britt Aamodt, that immigration wave broug...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8