Record High Temps On Thursday 06 Jan 12

Record high temperatures were set across Minnesota on Thursday as the state saw temps in the 60s for the first time ever in the month of January. The mercury hit 61 degrees Thursday afternoon in Marshall, Canby and Madison. The old state record for the first week of January was 59 degrees, set in Amboy on January 7th, 2003. In New Ulm on Thursday the temperature reached 51 degrees officially, breaking the old record of 47 degrees set back in 1958. Records were also broken up North, with International Falls and Duluth both reaching temps in the 40s. In January. Many Minnesotans took advantage of the nice weather by doing outdoor construction work, riding motorcycles, or just playing at the park. This picture was taken across the street from the KNUJ Studios in New Ulm, where workers spent the day installing a roof on a new home.