The name Minnesota can be roughly translated as "sky-tinted water". It actually has more than 15,000 lakes. No surprise, then, that the two biggest cities of the state has about 1,000 bodies of water in its' metropolitan area. Minneapolis is a word which combines "minne", an American Indian word for water, with "polis", Greek for city. The Mississippi River runs through both of the cities, and the water power of St.Anthony Falls made Minneapolis the flour mill capital of the world from 1880-1930. Today the headquarters of Cargill and General Mills are still in Minneapolis. Anthony Falls has changed a lot over the years. It has receded and its' height has decreased. Erosion, the presence of the flour and lumber mills, as well the erection of locks and dams on the upper Mississippi has affected the physical nature of the falls.