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5 Fun Facts About October 31 In Minnesota History

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1. On October 31, 1991, the iconic Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis moved from its original location to a new building designed by celebrated architect Jean Nouvel. The new theater features three stages and a distinctive blue exterior.

2. On October 31, 1901, the University of Minnesota's School of Mines opened its doors for the first time. The school, which later became the University of Minnesota-Duluth, was established to teach students about mining and engineering.

3. On October 31, 1950, the first credit union in Minnesota was chartered in Minneapolis. The credit union, called the Minneapolis Typographical Union No. 1, was created to provide financial services to printers and other members of the typographical industry.

4. On October 31, 1868, a massive fire broke out in the city of Rochester, destroying much of the downtown area. The fire started in a furniture store and quickly spread to other buildings, causing millions of dollars in damage.

5. On October 31, 2001, the Minnesota Timberwolves made NBA history by signing Kevin Garnett to a six-year, $126 million contract extension. At the time, it was the largest contract in NBA history and signaled the team's commitment to building around Garnett as their franchise player.
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