2016-2017 Lake Superior Zoo

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
June 2017
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Laws, 2015 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 4, Section 2, Subd 6. (l)
Appropriation Language

$75,000 each year is for development of educational exhibits using animals and the environment.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Recipient Board Members
Board of Directors 2016
Diana Bouschor Dodge, President
Mark Brown, First Vice-President
Zane Bail, Second Vice-President
Mike Polzin, Secretary
Jesse Frye, Treasurer
John Scott, Immediate Past President
Jonathan Ballmer
Toni Fladmark-Foster
Jodi Kiminski
Tracy Larsen
Steve Licari
Carole Newkumet
Susan Quam
Neale L. Roth
Brent Ruuska
Russel Smith
Terra Stenberg
Patricia Stolee
Julie Thoreson
Project Overview

The Lake Superior Zoo is northern Minnesota’s zoo, which is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Bear Country project will create educational exhibits using animals and the environment within a portion of the area of land that is currently the former Polar Shores. The project will utilize some of this existing structure by renovating it to meet or exceed current animal exhibit standards for the brown bear set by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums (AZA). Legacy funds will be used to complete phase one of the bear country project.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lake Superior Zoo
Street Address
7210 Fremont St.
Zip Code