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5 Fun Facts About January 6 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.

2. On January 6, 1885, the Pennington County Courthouse in Thief River Falls burned down. The fire was started in the basement by a faulty flue, and destroyed all the county's records.

3. In 1929, Minnesota's first car tunnel opened in Duluth. The Lake Avenue underpass was part of a $1.5 million construction project to improve downtown Duluth.

4. On January 6, 1937, the temperature in Tower, Minnesota dropped to -60 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state.

5. The Minnesota Twins won their first-ever World Series championship on January 6, 1991. They defeated the Atlanta Braves in seven games to claim the title. Kirby Puckett was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.
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