Towns fight over nation’s ‘icebox’ title |

Towns fight over nation’s ‘icebox’ title

FRASER, Colorado – The feud between Fraser and International Falls, Minn., over who owns the title to the trademark “Ice Box of the Nation” is heating up.

Fraser Town Manager Jeff Durbin says the Minnesota town has replied to a lawsuit filed by Fraser with a countersuit.

To outsiders it might seem ridiculous, but Durbin says it is important to Fraser’s residents. “We ought to get something out of it after having to live through winters here,” said resident Joan Christensen.

The Summit Daily News says an attempt to settle it with a duel failed when Fraser wanted it to be a contest on snowshoes and the Minnesota mayor wanted a snowball fight.

On Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, Fraser was two degrees warmer than International Falls at a balmy 19. Overnight the wind chill was expected to drop Fraser’s temperature to minus 19. International Falls was to drop to minus 4.

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