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5 Fun Facts About March 3 In Minnesota History

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1. On March 3, 1857, Minnesota was admitted to the Union as the 32nd state. This followed years of territorial status and a push for statehood by Minnesota's leaders.

2. In 1887, the University of Minnesota's School of Agriculture was established, marking a significant step forward in the state's agricultural education and research programs.

3. On March 3, 1917, the Minnesota State Capitol building was dedicated. The building had been under construction for over a decade and is known for its impressive dome, marble columns, and extensive artwork.

4. In 1983, Minnesota's first ice palace in almost 30 years was built in St. Paul. The palace, made of large blocks of ice and towering over 100 feet tall, drew visitors from across the state to see its stunning design and intricate ice sculptures.

5. On March 3, 2019, the Minnesota Timberwolves played in their first-ever NBA game in Mexico City, facing off against the Dallas Mavericks. While the Timberwolves ultimately lost the game, their presence in Mexico helped to expand the team's international reach and fan base.
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