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5 Fun Facts About June 16 In Minnesota History

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1. On June 16, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States. The state was admitted during a time of rapid westward expansion and played a significant role in the Civil War.

2. June 16, 1947, marked the deadliest tornado in Minnesota history, which killed 11 people and caused extensive damage in the city of Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota.

3. On June 16, 1979, the first Great River Energy bicycle tour was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event is now known as the Tour of Saints and draws cyclists from across the country.

4. June 16, 1995, saw the opening of the Minnesota Children's Museum in downtown St. Paul. The museum has since become a popular destination for families and a valuable resource for early childhood education in the region.

5. On June 16, 2011, the Minnesota Twins played their last game at the Metrodome, their former home stadium. The Twins moved into Target Field the following season, which represented a major upgrade for fans and players alike.
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