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5 Fun Facts About December 30 In Minnesota History

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1. The temperature in Minnesota dropped to a record low of -60 degrees Fahrenheit on December 30, 1936. This extreme temperature was recorded in Tower, Minnesota, and remains the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state.

2. On December 30, 1854, the Minnesota Territorial Legislature approved the creation of Itasca State Park. This park, located in northern Minnesota, is home to the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

3. In 1974, the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, hosted the first-ever women's professional basketball game. The Minnesota Fillies defeated the Milwaukee Does 67-55.

4. December 30, 1964, is the day the iconic Grain Belt Beer sign was first lit up in Minneapolis. The sign, which is visible from Interstate 94, is a beloved symbol of the city's brewing history.

5. On December 30, 2007, the Minnesota Vikings played their final game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The stadium, which opened in 1982, was the Vikings' home field for 26 seasons before being replaced by U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016.
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