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MN90: Minnesota’s State Bird

MN90: Minnesota’s State Bird

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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 and what do they mean?

MN90: Erwin Hensch: Minnesota Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianpolis

MN90: Erwin Hensch: Minnesota Survivor of the U.S.S. Indianpolis

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 the island of Tinian. But Britt Aamodt tells us what came after, a disaster that placed Hensch in the center of the one of the most harrowing stories of WWII survival at sea.

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MN90: Cass Gilbert’s Minnesota Capitol

MN90: Cass Gilbert’s Minnesota Capitol

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 that would eventually include designs for New York’s Woolworth Building and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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MN90: Al Franken: From Funny Man to Giant of the Senate

MN90: Al Franken: From Funny Man to Giant of the Senate

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 behind. But Britt Aamodt tells us Franken still found time for humor with his Senate colleagues.

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MN90: Anoka: Halloween Capital of the World

MN90: Anoka: Halloween Capital of the World

How did Anoka, Minnesota get to be Halloween Capital of the World? Britt Aamodt seeks an answer back in 1920.

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MN90: Jessica Lange’s Feud with Joan Crawford

MN90: Jessica Lange’s Feud with Joan Crawford

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 had her playing one of the legends of that old black-and-white film era.

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MN90: Frank Hansen & the Minnesota Iceman

MN90: Frank Hansen & the Minnesota Iceman

In the 1960s and ‘70s, Frank Hansen toured the country with his sideshow, the Minnesota Iceman. Britt Aamodt wonders, was the Iceman a Neanderthal, Big Foot or a hoax?

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MN90: Groucho Marx Offends Minneapolis Audience?

MN90: Groucho Marx Offends Minneapolis Audience?

Groucho Marx was known for his waggling eyebrows, penciled mustache, cigar and wicked sense of humor. On a war bond stop in Minneapolis, Britt Aamodt reports, Marx deployed that wit in a joke that made use of the Twin Cities.

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MN90: Amanda Hocking: How to Make a Million Self-Publishing

MN90: Amanda Hocking: How to Make a Million Self-Publishing

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 Aamodt, until she decided to self-publish.

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MN90: Paul Nelson: Everything Is an Afterthought

MN90: Paul Nelson: Everything Is an Afterthought

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 recluse. Britt Aamodt tells of the story of the fan who wanted to make sure Nelson’s writing was remembered.

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MN90: The Sinking of the Lusitania

MN90: The Sinking of the Lusitania

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 was taking the ship to continue her opera studies in Paris but never made it when a German U-boat delivered a torpedo.

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