International Falls, Minnesota
OK, so maybe International Falls, Minnesota, isn't half as cold as Oymyakon or Verkhoyansk, but what it lacks in sheer chill it makes up for by being one of the coldest places in the contiguous United States. About 6,703 people live in International Falls (according to the 2000 census), which sits on the border between the U.S. and Canada.
Winters in International Falls are long and cold with average temperatures in January hovering around 2.8 degrees F (minus 16.2 degrees C) as the low. The mercury hits zero F (minus 17.8 C) on more than 60 nights a year, and the area gets a lot of snow (65.5 inches of annual snowfall). International Falls is waging a war with the next entry, Fraser, Colorado, for the trademarked title of "Icebox of the Nation."