I have no idea why Fraser, CO (our adopted 2nd home) would want the tag-line "the icebox of the nation" given its focus on outdoor activity (its next to Winter Park, has a great fishing stream running through town and has miles and miles of back-country skiing, hiking and cycling trails). But apparently that is indeed the case. Fraser has been involved in long legal battle with the city of International Falls, MN for rights to the coldest place in the US. Yesterday, International Falls won out (it really is colder there!).
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – International Falls is officially the "Icebox of the Nation."
The city on the Canadian border had been fighting the ski town of Fraser, Colo., for the legal right to the trademark. International Falls claimed victory when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent the city attorney a certificate granting the community Reg. No. 3,375,139.
Here’s the full article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23096109/