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GARY: [Minnesota Public Radio -- covering Minnesota since 1967. In 1990, Soviet president and General Secretary of the Communist Party, Mikhail Gorbachev, spoke to business leaders in Minneapolis] GARY END

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Gorbachev speaks to business leaders at the supercomputer firm Control Data Corporation

06-04-1990

Bruce MacDonald reporting

“Soviet translator for Gorbachev: Well I was told that your state is a closed state, but right now it’s beginning to open toward the Soviet Union, that is to say your arch enemy (audience laughs). See how fast things are changing. And it’s very good that they are changing…” AUDIO END

GARY: [In 1975, Minnesota farmers were facing potential upheaval] GARY END

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Impact of palm oil import on MN agriculture

12-15-1975

Dan Olson reporting

“Olson: Mr. Swanson, do you have any indication of how serious an economic impact in terms of dollars if palm oil became a widespread substitute for soybean oil?

Swanson: It could be devastating. Soy beans are currently, for the upper Midwest at least and especially Minnesota, soy beans are our second most import cash crop, second only to corn.” AUDIO END

GARY: [And this gentleman needs no introduction] GARY END

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1998 Minnesota Gubernatorial Election – Ventura

11-04-1998

Gary Eichten/ William Wilcoxen Reporting

“Jesse Ventura speaking: Well, now it’s 1998 and the American dream lives on in Minnesota --- cuz (sic) we shocked the world! (Chanting comes in: Jesse. Jesse. Jesse.)” AUDIO END

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