FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: Minnesota Security Dealers Association 2004 Winter Conference

It’s the land of sky-tinted water.

Minnesota – whose name derives from theSiouxwords minni (meaning water) and sotah (meaning sky-tinted or cloudy).

This week’s FLASHBACK FRIDAY Gallery looks back to 2004 and the MSDA’s meeting at the Infinity Lounge where traders and vendors met to dicuss regoinal trends and market topics on March 4 and 5.

MSDA is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 and is comprised of approximately 150 members/security traders active in the greater Metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. the STA affliate has ust concluded its annual sell-side hockey classic and is gearing up for ithe summer conference set for Thursday and Friday, July 11 & 12.

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Here are some fun facts about Minnesota:

Famous citizens:

Prince- singer

Scott Fitzgerald- author

Bob Dylan- singer

Judy Garland- actress

Charles M. Schulz- cartoonist

Jessica Biel- actress

Minnesota is nicknamed The Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it has at least 11,842 lakes of 10 acres or more.

The Twin Cities are home to many Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, General Mills, Target, and Land o Lakes.

The Mall of Americain Bloomington, Minnesota is the largest mall in the United States. Its 9.5 million square feet-the size of 78 football fields!

Minnesota inventions include water skis, the stapler, Scotch tape, Wheaties cereal, the automatic pop-up toaster, rollerblades, and Snickers.