From the power of falling water to Wheaties, Minnesota was largely made by the milling industry. Flour Power explores the rise of milling industry and how it helped shape the state we know today. The documentary delves into the origins and evolution of milling, from the emergence of wheat as the state’s first cash crop to the birth of Wheaties and other breakfast foods that set the American breakfast table.

Why did game-changing innovations emerge in the Minneapolis mill district? How did farmers fight to keep their fair share of the booming flour industry? What role did the St. Anthony Falls, the only natural water falls on the Mississippi Rover, play in forging this industry? Flour Power offers insights into how Minneapolis became the Milling capitol of the world.


This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.