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MN90: Roy Wilkins, the Civil Rights Act and LBJ

MN90: Roy Wilkins, the Civil Rights Act and LBJ

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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 Aamodt, that Wilkins helped change history with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

MN90: And Now for Something Completely Gilliam

MN90: And Now for Something Completely Gilliam

Terry Gilliam was the only American member of the legendry British comedy troupe Monty Python. Britt Aamodt has the story of Gilliam’s Minnesota connection.

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MN90: He Who Stands on a Cloud and the Father of the Mayo Brothers

MN90: He Who Stands on a Cloud and the Father of the Mayo Brothers

The Minnesota settlers called him Cut Nose. The Dakota knew him as He Who Stands on a Cloud, one of the 38 men hanged after the 1862 Dakota Uprising. Britt Aamodt looks at what happened next: the grave robbing of the 38 Dakota men.

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MN90: The Donner Party Man Who Founded a Town

MN90: The Donner Party Man Who Founded a Town

There’s a ghost town in Minnesota called San Francisco. Britt Aamodt has the history of William Foster, member of the Donner Party, murderer and town founder.

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MN90: Bonnie & Clyde’s Okabena Bank Heist?

MN90: Bonnie & Clyde’s Okabena Bank Heist?

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are remembered as the romantically doomed outlaw couple of Depression-era Texas. So why does a Minnesota town lay claim to a part of their legend? Britt Aamodt looks back at May 1933 and the Okabena bank heist.

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MN90: Buzz Schneider’s Miracle

MN90: Buzz Schneider’s Miracle

Before William “Buzz” Schneider was a Miracle on Ice, he was a sports-obsessed boy growing up on the Iron Range. Britt Aamodt looks back the career of a Minnesota hockey legend.

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MN90: Ole Rolvaag, Writer of Giants in the Earth

MN90: Ole Rolvaag, Writer of Giants in the Earth

Ole Rolvaag thought he was destined to be a fisherman like his father. Britt Aamodt looks at how the opportunity to the immigrate to the United States Midwest not only gave this St. Olaf professor a new career but also the theme for his novel, Giants in the Earth.

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MN90: The 1998 Comfrey-St. Peter Tornado Outbreak

MN90: The 1998 Comfrey-St. Peter Tornado Outbreak

The first tornado touched down in Minnesota after 4 pm. Britt Aamodt recounts the 1998 Comfrey-St. Peter Tornado Outbreak, when over a dozen twisters hit Minnesota over four hours.

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MN90: The Locust Plagues of the 1870s

MN90: The Locust Plagues of the 1870s

Farmers would never forget the 1870s. In this piece, Britt Aamodt looks at the reason why: Locust

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MN90: The Federal Music Project

MN90: The Federal Music Project

The Federal Music Project put musicians to work in the Great Depression. Britt Aamodt also has the story on the less-than-spectacular director of the project in Minnesota.

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MN90: William Maupins: Duluth Civil Rights Leader

MN90: William Maupins: Duluth Civil Rights Leader

Britt Aamodt tells the story of William Maupins, born two years after the Duluth lynchings, who became a leading light in the port city’s fight for civil rights.

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