I spent many years in Grand Forks, North Dakota. You don’t have a clue what a cold winter feels like unless you’ve experienced it in the Dakotas. Un****ingbelievable.
And for extreme masochism, how the heck does someone run a livestock farm in the Dakotas? I think calving is generally in March. Ya gotta be kidding me! Having to tend to livestock in a Dakota winter?
This one old farmer told me about a winter storm in 1966. He had a rope tied from his front door to his barn. He said he couldn't see 5 feet in front of him. That's how he got to his livestock.
I saw an article on coldest US cities (obviously have to be of a certain population size).
1. Fairbanks, Alaska
2. Grand Forks, ND
3. Bismarck, ND
4. Fargo, ND
5. Aberdeen, SD
I saw the signs for Grand Forks once when I visited my then girl friend who lived in Fargo. That's getting up there.