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MN RIMS Chapter Meeting
November 20, 2012 - 2:30 PM TO November 20, 2012 - 5:30 PM
Anniversary of a Fire
A Look Back at the Northwestern National Bank Fire of November, 1982

Joint Meeting of MN Risk and Insurance Management Society and the Minnesota CPCU Chapter

Location: Pinstripes Bistro – located at 3849 Gallagher Drive in Edina, MN (east side of France Avenue about a half mile south of Southdale Mall). Use the parking ramp on the north side of the building. -

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Registration
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Introductions
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Presentation
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Networking, beverages and hors d’oeuvres included

Speaker: John DeSanto, CPCU of Keystone Specialty Risk

It has been 30 years since the historic fire involving the Northwestern National Bank on Thanksgiving Day in 1982. Until 9-11, the Northwestern National Bank fire was the largest office fire in U.S. history with over 90 million dollars in damages.
This presentation will review the cause of the fire, how the fire involved two buildings (the second building was the soon to be demolished Donaldson’s Department Store), and a timeline of how quickly the fire spread. Lessons learned from the fire and the reasons why it took five years to settle the claim will also be discussed

Facility: Pinstripes Bistro
Location: 3849 Gallagher Drive Edina, MN US

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