Houston County Fair Arts and Cultural Heritage Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Houston County Fair
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To increase and enhance arts and cultural heritage programming at the Houston County Fair. Funds will be used to upgrade an existing stage, install a display case to exhibit artistic and creative works of people with disabilities, and host the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble. The Ensemble will educate children and families about Scandinavian music and dances.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Monitor the increase or decrease of participation in the new "Super Class." Monitor crowd participation as they interact with the Scandinavian Music Ensemble. 

Measurable Outcome(s)

"Super Class" numbers increased from last year.Counted 75 peole attending the MN Scandinavian Ensemble show.

Source of Additional Funds

Houston County Fair

Recipient Board Members
Elden Pohlman
Jeromy Johnson
Deb Houdek
Emily Johnson
Craig Welch
Kyle Solberg
Tonya Tewes
Kenny Mulholland
Linda Beranek
Jenny Mullholland
Duane Beckman
Matt Tewes
Mike Meyer
Pat Molling
Sara Molling
Steve Rogich
Gerald Diersen
David Renslo
Dan Alstad
Chad Heuser
Bill Tewes
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Houston County Fair
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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