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MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds a fun exploration of wide-ranging topics including sports, politics, environment, business, entertainment, pop culture, and more

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: 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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MN90: The Northern Minnesota Hamm’s Beer Commercials

MN90: The Northern Minnesota Hamm’s Beer Commercials

In 1865, Theodore Hamm established Hamm’s Beer in St. Paul. This beer became known for its cartoon bear and catchy jingle. But in 1973, Hamm’s sent a film crew to Northern Minnesota. Britt Aamodt relates the history of those commercials, featuring animal trainer Earl Hammond and his Kodiak bear Sasha.

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MN90: Justine Kerfoot: Legend of the Boundary Waters

MN90: Justine Kerfoot: Legend of the Boundary Waters

Justine Kerfoot never intended to stay in Minnesota. But the Great Depression led her to the lodge on the Gunflint Trail and the wild spaces that would become her life. Britt Aamodt remembers the Woman of the Boundary Waters.

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MN90: The Largest Rodent in Minnesota

MN90: The Largest Rodent in Minnesota

Beavers live in every county in Minnesota. Their large teeth can cut through a tree in minutes. Britt Aamodt wonders why beaver teeth are orange and why the skeleton of one excavated near the Mississippi River weighed over 200 pounds.

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MN90: The Lyle Mammoth

MN90: The Lyle Mammoth

In 1996, William Lyle was only trying to dig up gravel for his farm’s driveways. Britt Aamodt looks at what he found instead: the bones of a woolly mammoth.

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MN90: The King of Frozen Foods

MN90: The King of Frozen Foods

Jeno Paulucci had a flair for deals and an eye for opportunity. Britt Aamodt has the story of the son of Italian immigrants who made it big with his packaged Chinese food business, Chun King.

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