This Day in Minnesota History

January 18, 2014

Demolition of the Hebert H. Humphrey Metrodome begins.

This Day in Minnesota History

July 1, 2005

Some state government agencies and departments are shut down because of an impasse between Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and the DFL controlled Senate. Almost 8,900 state employees are furloughed for nine days until a compromise is reached.

This Day in Minnesota History

June 14, 2014

Light rail service between the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtowns begins. Called the Green Line, the eleven mile line passes through the University of Minnesota campus and along University Avenue.

This Day in Minnesota History

June 26, 2004

Light rail service on the Blue Line, between downtown Minneapolis and Fort Snelling, begins. Full service to MSP Airport and the Mall of America begins on December 4, 2004. Through the end of 2013, there are 90.5 million rides on the Blue Line.

This Day in Minnesota History

November 16, 2009

The first commuter rail train in Minnesota carries passengers from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis. The Northstar Rail Line cost $320 million and is funded by the federal and state governments, the regional rail authorities for Anoka, Hennepin, and Sherburne counties, the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Twins.

This Day in Minnesota History

January 6, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton orders all schools in the state closed due to the cold weather predictions. This will be the first of many cold related closures winter leading districts to develop cold weather closure policies. The 2013–2014 winter is the coldest since 1978–1979.

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August 18, 2007

Flash flooding kills seven and causes $67 million in damages in Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties. People are evacuated from Rushford, Stockton, Houston, Elba, Minnesota City, and portions of Winona.

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June 12, 2012

A massive storm drops over seven inches of rain on Duluth and surrounding areas; 3,100 homes and businesses are damaged. Total damage estimates are set at $100 million. Floodwaters overwhelm the Duluth Zoo, killing several animals and leading several others to escape. The Swinging Bridge in Jay Cooke State Park is destroyed.

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August 5, 2012

Bobby Tufts is elected mayor of Dorset. At four years old he is the youngest mayor in the country.

This Day in Minnesota History

September 1, 2008

The Republican National Convention begins at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. John McCain would be selected as the Republican presidential candidate.

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