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 cities 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 Fahrenheit (minus 16.2 degrees Celsius) as the low. The mercury hits zero Fahrenheit (minus 17.8 Celsius) on more than 60 nights a year, and the area gets a lot of snow and ice, averaging about 65.5 inches of annual snowfall. International Falls is waging an extremely cold war with the next entry, Fraser, Colorado, for the trademarked title of "Icebox of the Nation."