Acquire Primary Resources on Microfilm/fiche
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.
Grant was used to purchase 24 microfilm rolls of the local newspapers in Clearwater County and fill in from neighboring counties newspapers.
By adding the newspapers from Polk and Beltrami Counties, the Clearwater County Historical Society will fill in a gap in time when there were no papers in Clearwater County and gain a new perspective of Clearwater County from these papers. The Beltrami County papers are significant to understanding their history because Clearwater was a part of Beltrami until 1902. The split from Beltrami was not a smooth one and the newspapers should shed some light on that process. The newspaper from Polk county will add quite a bit of information to their collection as the town of Fosston in east Polk, and its surrounding area was the trade area and where the train ended before expending to Clearwater.