Don't know much about Minnesota history?
Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society aim to change that. The two organizations have teamed up to produce MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, a series of mini-stories about our state's rich history. The stories (yes, they're all just 90 seconds) began airing this autumn of Ampers stations in Thief River Falls, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, Minneapolis and elsewhere. The stories cover a wide range of topics: The tornadoes of 1965, professional wrestler Verne Gagne, the inventor of the baseball slider, America's first indoor shopping mall, and much more. This month, we'll focus on five MN90 stories that really struck a nerve.
MN 90: Remembering Paul Wellstone
MN 90: A short history of advertising icon, the Pillsbury Doughboy
MN 90: Funkytown is Definitely not Near Wisconsin
MN 90: You Rang, Mr Hill?
MN 90: Itchless underwear
About the organization: Ampers is a network of independent public radio stations in Minnesota. Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities. they serve. Ampers is the second largest public radio network in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest public radio networks of its kind in the United States. From Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between, we've got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners. Ampers has no affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and receives no financial support from MPR.