Roseau County Fair Arts and Cultural Heritage Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Roseau County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
November 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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: (2) $700,000 each year for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-County Fairs. The commissioner shall award grants for the development or enhancement of county fair facilities or other projects or programs that provide access to the arts, arts education, or agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage programs, including but not limited to agricultural education centers, arts buildings, and performance stages.

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

Track number of visitors throughout each day.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Display area was staffed by the Historical Society at all times during the fair.  An average of 1,000 people visited the exhibit, each day.

Recipient Board Members
John Gaukerud
Dale Billberg
Warren Ulvin
Buddy Erickson
Robby Christianson
Oren Swart
Myles Hogeson
Doug Magnusson
Pam Iverson
Loralee Marvin
Pat Novacek
Denny Dvergsten
Steve Haugen
Julie Eaton
Bill Cain
Project Overview

To create an area dedicated to arts, cultural heritage, and MN history exhibits at the Roseau County Fair. The display will rotate annually; for 2012, the Roseau County Historical Society will display pictures and video of the 2002 flood in Roseau County, and displays of old washing machines and saws used by the logging industry.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Roseau County Agricultural Society
Street Address
500 4th Ave NW
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school band director at Blue Earth Area Public School. 2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year.
Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction. Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.
Dan Grunhovd: Former president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.
Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed