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Minneapolis Institute of Art
 

Mia inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, Mia links the past to the present and enables global conversations.

 

Target Field
 

Spectacular and intimate ... breathtaking views ... dazzling amenities ... and a staggering array of special features! Those are just a few things you can find in your experience at Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory.
 

Guthrie Theater
 

The Guthrie Theater opened on May 7, 1963, with a production of Hamlet directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the theater's founder. The idea of the theater began in 1959 during a series of conversations among Guthrie and two colleagues — Oliver Rea and Peter Zeisler — who were disenchanted with Broadway. They wanted to create a theater with a resident acting company that would perform the classics in rotating repertory with the highest professional standards.
 

The Guthrie became a prototype for an important new kind of theater in contrast to the commercial environment of Broadway. There, the high costs associated with mounting a production increasingly mandated that shows must be immediately successful at high ticket prices. The Broadway atmosphere was conducive neither to producing the great works of literature, nor to cultivating the artists' talents, nor to nourishing the audience.
 

The idea of a major resident theater was introduced to the American public in a small paragraph on the drama page of The New York Times on September 30, 1959, which invited cities to indicate interest in Tyrone Guthrie's idea. Seven cities responded: Waltham, MA, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Minneapolis/St. Paul (which was not only interested but eager). Guthrie, Rea and Zeisler visited the seven cities, but were drawn to Minneapolis/St. Paul because of its location in the heartland of America, the vitality of the cultural community, the presence of a large state university and many small colleges, and the enthusiasm shown by the Upper Midwest for the new theater project.
 

Minneapolis Convention Center

See for yourself why the Minneapolis metro area's 18.3 million annual visitors makes it one of Forbes' 30 most-visited cities in the U.S.

A sizzling dining scene, no sales tax on clothing and renowned cultural venues are just a few of the reasons to visit now.
 

A tradeshow isn't successful unless the exhibitors have a profitable experience and the convention facilities meet and exceed their expectations.

To ensure this happens, the experienced staff at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) works to make the most of your time in Minneapolis. Whether you need an extension cord, a catered in-booth luncheon, or last minute photocopies, the MCC will make it happen.

Minneapolis Businesses

Target
 

You’re our guest when you shop with us, so we design every Target shopping experience to be the best you’ll ever have. From CityTarget stores that are right-sized and stocked for urban dwellers to an award-winning iPhone app that lets you shop on the go, your Target shopping experience will be unique and memorable.
 

Good design goes beyond the surface. When design really works, it satisfies a need, simplifies your life and makes you feel great. Whether it’s helping designer Jason Wu translate his latest runway looks to real life or creating a smarter prescription bottle to help your medicine go down, we’re dedicated to making good design accessible and affordable to all.
 

We have a long history of supporting the communities where we do business by giving 5 percent of our income. We also volunteer our time and talent, partner with like-minded organizations to build stronger, safer, healthier communities, and invest in the development and well-being of our team members.
 

We set high standards for your Target experience—where you shop with us and in our company halls. We aim to be a place where guests and team members will always find more than they expect. Our mission and values set the stage, and day-to-day innovation, teamwork and community partnerships reflect who we are.
 

Since our department-store roots evolved into discount-store savvy, we’ve watched our innovations lead to retail revolutions, and our team, guests and partners build better communities where we live and work. Take a look at where we’ve been over the past 50 years and the exciting places we’re heading.

 

General Mills
 

 

That's when a man named Cadwallader Washburn built his first flour mills on the banks of the Mississippi River. It was the beginning of what became General Mills - a beginning that revolutionized the milling industry with flour of superior baking properties. It also built the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Anchored the midwestern region of the United States. We became General Mills in 1928, when we were first listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
 

Soon Bisquick, Wheaties, the first official portrait of Betty Crocker and Kix cereal made their names. But it's difficult to list all the historical highlights of a great American company. We've been intertwined with many companies and many famous names:

  • Pillsbury and Green Giant.

  • Kenner and Parker Brothers.

  • Red Lobster and Burger King.
     

Then there are the characters such as Rocky & Bullwinkle, the Lone Ranger and the Pillsbury Doughboy. And we gave a generation or so of kids Play-Doh, Easy Bake Ovens, Spirograph, Monopoly and Nerf balls. Our history book, in PDF format in the column at your left, will tell you more. Radio listeners voted Ronald "Dutch" Reagan the country’s most popular Wheaties baseball announcer in 1937. He earned a free trip to California for a screen test. And became a Hollywood star. Governor of California. And, as you know, president of the United States.

 

Medtronic
 

Written in 1960, our Mission dictates that our first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. Over a half-century later, the Mission continues to serve as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world. It guides our day-to-day work and reminds us that our efforts are transforming the lives of millions of people each year.

 

Land O Lakes
 

One of America’s Premier Member-owned Cooperative.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premier member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.

Since 1921, we have been member-owned and directed. Today, we are the second-largest cooperative in the nation with approximately 9,000 employees, 3,200 direct producer-members and 1,000 member-cooperatives serving more than 300,000 agricultural producers. We handle 12 billion pounds of milk annually, produce a plethora of dairy foods products, are home to our respective industries' top value-added brands and are a trusted partner to many of the nation's top food companies and manufacturers. We do business in all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

History of Minneapolis

Falls Provide Townsite and Waterpower
 

The area where Minneapolis is now located was farmed and hunted by the Sioux tribe before the arrival of Father Louis Hennepin, a French Franciscan missionary who explored the Mississippi River in 1680. Father Hennepin discovered the future site of Minneapolis at a waterfall on the navigable head of the Mississippi River; the falls, which he named after St. Anthony, have since played a crucial role in the city's development. Permanent settlement came in 1820, when Federal troops under the command of Colonel Josiah Snelling built Fort St. Anthony on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Renamed Fort Snelling in 1825, it safeguarded fur traders from the warring Sioux and Chippewa and served as a trading center and outpost to the Upper Midwest.
 

The St. Anthony Falls provided the source of power for lumber and flour milling, the two industries that fueled the city's rapid growth. Soldiers built the first flour mill in 1823 and the first commercial sawmill was in operation in 1841. Attracting settlers from New England, particularly lumbermen from Maine, the rich land was ready for settlement. A geographical fault discovered at the falls in 1869 nearly led to economic disaster and the demise of these industries, but an apron built with federal funding secured the source of waterpower and helped the city to grow in wealth and prosperity.
 

In 1849 the village of All Saints was founded on the west side of the falls and nine years later settlers who squatted on U.S. military reservation land were awarded land rights. Also in 1855, the village of St. Anthony on the east side of the falls was incorporated. In 1856 the name of All Saints was changed to Minneapolis, which was derived from the Sioux "minne" for water and the Greek "polis" for city. St. Anthony was chartered as a city in 1860 and Minneapolis six years later. Then in 1872 the two cities become one, spanning both sides of the Mississippi River, with the name of the larger being retained.

 

Flour, Lumber Industries Attract New Residents
 

Immigrants from Northern Europe, particularly Sweden but also Norway, Denmark, and Finland, flocked to Minneapolis to work in the new industries. A shoemaker named Nils Nyberg is credited as being the first Swede to settle, having arrived in St. Anthony in 1851. The wave of Scandinavian immigration after the Civil War was felt in every aspect of life in Minneapolis.
 

In one short generation Minneapolis emerged as a great American city. The original New England settlers platted the streets to reflect order and prosperity, with the boulevards lined with oak and elm trees. The Mississippi River divided the city and served as the focal point of the street grid. The city's rapid population growth and booming economy were attributable in part to the perfection of the Purifer, a flour-sifting device, that made possible the production of high-quality flour from inexpensive spring wheat and led to the construction of large flour mills.
 

A mill explosion in 1878 that destroyed half the flour mill district prompted residents to research methods to reduce mill dust. Minnesota emerged as the world's leading flour-milling center by 1882. Steam-powered machinery propelled the lumber industry and during the period 1899 to 1905 Minneapolis was the world's foremost producer of lumber. Production was so high that logs actually jammed the river from the timberlands of the north in 1899. Minneapolis became a rail transportation center during this period, further contributing to economic prosperity.
 

Progressive Programs Revitalize City
 

The lumber industry in Minneapolis declined once the great forest lands of the north were exhausted, and the large milling companies were forced to relocate some of their plants in other cities to combat the high cost of transportation, which further hurt the economy. After World War II Minneapolis rebounded and became a national leader in the manufacture of computers, electronic equipment, and farm machinery. It established a reputation as a progressive city, undertaking an ambitious urban development project that improved the downtown core and revitalized the economic base. The innovative Nicollet Mall, with a skywalk system, was one of the first of its kind in a major city. Minneapolis and its twin city, Saint Paul, emerged as one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the 1960s and 1970s. By the end of the century, the area continued its growth, ranking as the eighth fastest growing in the country.

Minneapolis embraces continued growth and beautification in the twenty-first century. Leveraging its early roots in the flour milling and lumber industry the city has become the home of such major corporations as General Mills, International MultiFoods, and Anderson Windows as well as attracting growth in the technology and healthcare services fields. Development of sporting venues and cleanup of the city's brownfields add to the appeal of living in the Twin Cities area; Minneapolis's successful transformation has inspired other cities to find solutions to the problems of urban decay.

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