Anyone who's lived through a Minnesota winter knows just how cold it can get. That being said, some parts of the state have seen temperatures so extreme it's hard to even fathom.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this is the coldest temperature ever recorded in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

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The coldest temperature in Minnesota's history was recorded on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1996. I think it's safe to say the groundhog saw its shadow on that day.

It happened in the small town of Tower, with a population of 1,394.Tower is located in St. Louis County, around 87 miles north of Duluth and just southwest of Ely.

How Cold Did It Get?

According to NOAA the temperatures plummeted to an unbelievable -60 on that frigid day. But as cold as that is, it pales in comparison to the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States.

Not surprisingly, that took place in the last frontier of Alaska. On January 23, 1971, at Prospect Creek Camp.

To see the full list of the coldest temperature recorded in each state, check out the article from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration here.

Story Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fox Weather 22

Inside Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

I had been to Minnesota's Largest Candy Store once before, but they did some pretty cool things since the last time I was there. They added a bunch of superheroes, Star Wars stuff, and a candy band.

According to their Facebook page, Jim's Apple Farm is actually how the now huge candy store got its start. It is located in Jordan, MN and you can't miss it. It is a huge yellow building.

Even though candy is mentioned in the name, they have a little bit of everything. They have fresh baked pies and cookies and fudge. We walked in and it smelled amazing!

They also have the largest selection of sodas! Then there is chocolate and taffy and gummies and chips and puzzles and games. So much stuff!

They even have a Zoltar machine like in the movie, Big. I had to check that out. He told me the only helping hand is at the end of my arm. Gee, thanks Zoltar.

There were even crickets and worms! Not gummy worms, but actual worms.
They also have candy from all over the world!

The store is seasonal, however. November is their last month of operation for the season.

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