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MN90: The Overachieving Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is an iconic part of the Minneapolis landscape. But it hasn't always been just for looks and bicyclists and pedestrians. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel discovers the hard-working past of this famous Minneapolis landmark. Includes an interview with David Stevens of Mill City Museum.

MN90: Topping the Charts in 3-part Harmony

Known for their tight harmonies and vivacious personalities, the Andrews Sisters of Minneapolis topped the charts from the end of the Great Depression until the 1950s. MN90 producer Marisa Helms tells us that the three sisters, LaVerne, Maxene and Patty, had 15 gold records, 113 charted hits, and sold 100-million records in all, with more top-ten songs than Elvis Presley or the Beatles.

MN90: Tunnels in the Sky

In addition to long underwear and hot dish, Minnesotans have another secret to staying warm in the winter: Skyways. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel finds out about skyways’ Minnesota debut, and how they continue to shape our city streets.

MN90: WCCO - How Betty Crocker Became a Good Neighbor

WCCO Radio has been around for decades, but the station has changed a lot since its start. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel explains.

MN90: Women Strike for Equal Pay

In the late 1970s, eight female employees from the Citizens’ National Bank in Willmar stirred up controversy in their town and across the country when they filed a complaint against the bank for unequal pay and gender discrimination. The Willmar 8, as they were called, formed their own union and went on strike for two years. MN90 producer Marisa Helms tells us the Willmar 8 came to symbolize the uphill climb many American women face when seeking equity in the workplace.

Photograph of a 1925 Mobile gas station in Carver Minnesota

Mobile Gas Station

Mobile Gas Station at 200 Broadway, Carver, Minnesota. Built in 1925.

Color image of the Monroe Junior High School auditorium in St. Paul designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1940. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 14, 2014.

Monroe auditorium exterior

Monroe Junior High School auditorium in St. Paul designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1940. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 14, 2014.

Black and white photograph of monument to First Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Monument to First Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

As the photo's label states, this monument at Shiloh National Military Park was dedicated on April 10, 1908.

Photograph of a rectangular stone monument with metal plaque honoring the Fourth Minnesota regiment

Monument to Fourth Minnesota Regiment, Vicksburg National Military Park

Monument to Fourth Minnesota Regiment, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907.

Black and white photograph of the Second Minnesota Artillery monument at Chickamauga, Georgia, taken c.1890.

Monument to Second Minnesota battery of light artillery at Chickamauga

Photograph of the Second Minnesota Artillery monument at Chickamauga, Georgia, c.1890.

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