2013 - Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Public Radio Competitive Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
September 2013
Project Overview

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

• Promotion of Local Arts and Culture

• Presentation of Local Arts and Cultural Performances

• Contributions to Local Arts and Cultural Education

• Preservation and Promotion of Minnesota's History and Cultural Heritage

Project descriptions and budgets for all current Minnesota Public Radio projects supported in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund are available at www.mpr.org/mnlegacyprojects


Funds totalling $228,547 that were not granted in FY12 were carried forward and granted in FY13. The total amount available to be granted for competitive radio grants in FY13 was $2,852,047. This amount was granted out to Ampers stations and MPR. 

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Under Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6
Appropriation Language

$2,650,000 the first year and $2,650,000 the second year are for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage
Grants Program-Public Radio.The commissioner shall solicit proposals and award grants to public radiostations
that satisfy the eligibility requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14, subdivision 3, and create, produce, acquire, or distribute radio programs that educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance. The commissioner shall give preference to projects that expand Minnesotans' access to knowledge,
information, arts, state history, or cultural heritage. This appropriation is available for eligible costs incurred as of July 1, 2011, and does not expire until June 30, 2015.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Measurable Outcome(s)

Please see individual projects for measurable outcomes.

Recipient Board Members
Bradbury H Anderson, Vice Chairman, Best Buy Inc.; MaryAnn Baenninger, President, College of St. Benedict; Patrick J Denzer, LI Ventures, LLC; Janet M Dolan, President, Act III Enterprises; Elise Donohue; Ian Friendly; Executive Vice President & COO, US Retail, General Mills, Inc; Steve Fritze, Retired Executive Vice President & CFO, Ecolab, Inc.; Randall J Hogan, Chairman & CEO, Pentair, LTD.; Susan Kahn, Senior Vice President Communications, Target Corporation; Rick King, Chief Operating Officer-Technology; Thomson Reuters; Emery Koenig, Senior Vice President, Cargill, Incorporated; C Douglas Kranwinkle, Exec Vice President, General Counsel, Univision Communications, Inc; Karin L Larson, Retired Chair, Capital International Research, Inc.; William R McLaughlin, Retired President & CEO, Select Comfort; Marti Morfitt, CEO, River Rock Partners; Kate Mortenson; Dr Mary Nichols, Dean, College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota; Richard B Payne, Jr, Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, US Bancorp; James J Phelps, President, Northcrest Corporation;Robert Pohlad, The Pohlad Companies; James Prokopanko, President and CEO, The Mosaic Company; Paul Reyelts, Retired Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, The Valspar Corporation; Steven M Rothschild, President, Invest in Outcomes; Robert Stephens, Founder, The Geek Squad; Samuel S M Wai, Treasurer, American Crystal Sugar Company
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Public Radio
Street Address
480 Cedar Street
St. Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155