Over the years, Ojibwe sayings have turned up in very public forums, like on the 2019 presidential campaign trail with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and in the sixth season of The Sopranos. That quote took a curious journey from a book Soprano’s creator David Chase read to a fully realized TV episode. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In 1930, hot dish apparently got its print debut in a Mankato cookbook. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt with milestones in Minnesota hot dish history.
Barkhad Abdi was 27, living in Minneapolis, working as a limo driver when a casting call came for Somali actors. He’d never acted in a film. But within a few short years, he was acting alongside Tom Hanks, getting an Oscars nod and showing up in TV and film roles. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt.
Early 1942, mechanics at Mid-Continent Airlines in the Twin Cities were asked to retrofit twenty-four B-25 bombers. They only found out what the planes were used for when their mission hit the headlines: The Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
Pearl S. Buck was devastated. The Mayo Clinic doctor said she should put her daughter, who had severe cognitive disabilities caused by a then unknown condition (phenylketonuria/PKU), in long-term care. In order to pay for it, Buck pinned her hopes on novel writing. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
People remembered Melissa Gilbert as the freckle-faced Laura Ingalls on TV’s Little House on the Prairie. But in 2008, the Guthrie Theater announced the grown-up Gilbert would be in their Little House too, as Ma Ingalls. Yet was anyone still interested in this tale of a 19th-century farm family struggling on the land? Here’s Britt Aamodt.