MINNEAPOLIS - Back in the 1930s, when an executive from the predecessor bank of today's Norwest Corp. wanted to spend quality time with a correspondent customer, the two would typically go duck hunting.

The men would invariably set out with their shotguns to the lakes of northern Minnesota. The ducks that were taken were frozen and saved for dinner. The event that was born, and has occurred in December ever since, naturally became known as the "Duck Dinner."

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