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5 Fun Facts About September 11 In Minnesota History

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1. The Mall of America closed its doors for the first time on September 11, 2001, in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

2. The Minnesota Twins were scheduled to play the Cleveland Indians at the Metrodome on September 11, 2001, but the game was postponed due to the attacks. The Twins instead held a ceremony to honor the victims before their next home game.

3. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was one of many airports across the country that had all flights grounded in the aftermath of the attacks. It took several days for air travel to resume.

4. Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declared a state of emergency on September 11, 2001, allowing for increased security measures and the mobilization of the National Guard to protect critical infrastructure.

5. A memorial was erected in St. Paul's Como Park to commemorate the victims of the September 11 attacks. The memorial includes two steel beams from the World Trade Center, as well as a plaque honoring the Minnesotans who lost their lives in the attacks.
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