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Flour City

August 7-8 - Flour City District Fall Meeting


The Flour City District will meet on August 7-8, at the Canal Park Lodge in Duluth, Minnesota. The technical conference will be held on Aug. 7 with a Duluth Harbor Cruise on Lake Superior that will include cocktails and dinner that night.  There will be a golf outing on Friday, Aug. 8th at The Lester Park Golf Course in Duluth, teeing off at 9am.  Lunch will follow.

Hotel:  Canal Park Lodge, 250 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802. Phone  218-279-6000. A special room rate of $149 for city side and $169 for lake side is available if you call and ask for the IAOM discount rate.  If you prefer to stay on for the weekend, another special rate is offered of $199 city side and $229 lake side.

A complimentary breakfast is served each day in the Canal Park Lodge lobby from 6:30-10:30AM.   The meeting will begin with an optional meet ‘n greet coffee hour starting at 8:15AM on the Lakeside patio. The conference will officially begin at 9:15AM in the North Shore Room. Coffee/water/sodas will be available in the meeting room. Lunch will be served at noon in the lobby breakfast area and will include build-your-own sandwiches, chips, baby greens salad, chicken wild rice soup and beverage (same as last year). Registration fees are $50 if registered before 7/25 and $65 after.

The Thursday evening banquet will be a Lake Superior Dinner Cruise on board the Vista Star. The vessel begins boarding at 5:30PM, sails at 6:00PM sharp and returns to the dock at 8:00PM. We’ve reserved the entire 2nd deck; the 1st and 3rd decks are open to the public (the 3rd deck is an open air viewing area – we are welcome to use the 3rd deck if desired). We’ll have a buffet-style meal catered by Duluth Grill that will include Fresh Baked Focaccia with Herbed Butter, Organic Garden Salad with Vinaigrette, Bison Pot Roast and/or Chicken Marsala, Red Flannel Hash and/or Deconstructed Smashed Potatoes, Savory Squash with Apples and Toasted Pecans, and pie for dessert. We’ll also have a dedicated cash bar with servers (we’ll offer our usual 2 complimentary drink tickets per paid guest). Fee is $80 if registered by 7/25, $95 if after.

Golf on Friday will be a best-ball scramble at Lester Park Golf Course with a 9:00AM tee time, 1860 Lester River Road, Duluth, MN 55804. Per person fee is $75 by 7/24, $85 after. There will be prizes for 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place, and hopefully other prizes.

To register for the conference, go to the IAOM Online Store and look for Flour City District Conference:

*For more information about these and other district meetings, please contact Dave McGovern, Secretary Treasurer.
Phone (952) 887-3618; e-mail:

Upcoming Events


May 4-8– 119th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA

April 4-8 – 120th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA


District Officers

Darin Elliott
Horizon Milling, LLC

Scott Dillingham
ConAgra Mills

Jeff Skiba
Vice Chairman
ADM Milling Company

Dave McGovern
Donaldson-Torit Company

2nd Executive Committeeperson

Mike McShane
1st Executive Committeeperson
Horizon Milling, LLC

Ron Purvis
Allied Trades Event Chairperson
The Bratney Companies