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Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,650,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 760 acres of wetlands (175 acres) and grasslands (585 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pope
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cook
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
The Calumet Players, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750

Art Project

Pipestone
Rock
Lincoln
Murray
Recipient
Marshall Area Farmers Market
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,250

Art Project

Lyon
Lincoln
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Murray
Jackson
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,310

Art Project

Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,955

Art Project

Lyon
Murray
Yellow Medicine
Brown
Redwood
Lincoln
Chippewa
Renville
Recipient
Ava Holmgren
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$295

Individual Artist Study Opportunity for Youth

Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Marshall
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Houston Engineering Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$173,118
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to establish load reduction requirements for impaired waters and to develop restoration strategies to improve water quality for impaired waters and protection strategies to maintain the quality of water for water bodies meeting standards.

Big Stone
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Stevens
Traverse
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,708,002
Fund Source

Connect to Lewis & Clark to eliminate discharge to meet TMDL wasteload requirement

Lincoln
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Local Arts Initiative

Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Rock
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Zoological Garden
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,838
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,085

 Legacy Farm Program

Legacy funds allow the Minnesota Zoo to extend the season of the Wells Fargo Family Farm beyond its historical May to September season to include full programming and exhibits from April through November. 

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,033

This project addresses five reaches of the Minnesota River that have aquatic recreation impairments as identified by high concentrations of E. coli. The project will describe the water quality impairments, complete pollutant source assessments, establish loading capacities and allocations for the impairments, and develop implementation strategies.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nicollet
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,033
Fund Source

This project addresses five reaches of the Minnesota River that have aquatic recreation impairments as identified by high concentrations of E. coli. The project will describe the water quality impairments, complete pollutant source assessments, establish loading capacities and allocations for the impairments, and develop implementation strategies.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nicollet
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
The Nature Conservancy with USFWS
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,754,000
Fund Source

The Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperate to permanently protect native prairie and associated complexes of wetlands and native habitats in western Minnesota by purchasing approximately 820 acres of fee title properties and/or habitat easements.

Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Renville
Rock
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,928
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to refine the nutrient and algae simulation in the Minnesota River basin using all relevant available sources of information. The outcome of this work order is a revised Hydrological Simulation Program – FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model application for the Minnesota River basin that correctly represents nutrient sources and algae.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nicollet
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Lake Benton Opera House, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,790
Operating Support
Lincoln
Lyon
Pipestone
Murray
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Inc. AKA Pipestone Performing Arts Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,621
Operating Support
Pipestone
Lincoln
Nicollet
Recipient
Central Lakes College-Brainerd AKA Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,470
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kanabec
Lake
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$735,661
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,813
Operating Support
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$314,827
Operating Support
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Theatre Latté-Da AKA Theater Latté Da
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,704
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Norman
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Plum Creek Library System
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,969
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,912

Minnesota’s twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in southwestern Minnesota.

Cottonwood
Jackson
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Recipient
Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,605
Fund Source

In 2017 and 2018, Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA) will collect water chemistry samples from the 10 lakes and 24 stream sites identified in the Redwood and Cottonwood River watersheds. Six samples will be collected at 10 lakes from May through September in 2017; five samples will be collected at 5 lakes in 2018 from May through September. Eleven samples will be collected at each of the 24 stream sites following the Basic Regime in 2017. Sixteen samples at each stream site will be collected in 2017 and 2018 following the E.coli monitoring regime.

Brown
Cottonwood
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Pipestone
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Kate Aydin
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Lincoln
Recipient
Duane Blake
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Lincoln
Recipient
Pamela J. Blake AKA Pam Blake
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Lincoln
Recipient
Scott M. Wallace
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$351

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Lincoln
Recipient
Ducks Unlimited
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,801,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited's Phase 5 land program will acquire and restore 600 acres of prairie land and wetlands for inclusion in state Wildlife Management Areas for Minnesota DNR, with focus on restorable prairie lands and wetlands, and land buffering shallow lakes.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Faribault
Jackson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Pope
Redwood
Sibley
Recipient
Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,385
Fund Source

Purchase water level monitors. Provide incentives for BMP's.

Lincoln
Recipient
Yellow Medicine County
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Fund Source

The Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan has identified Protecting and Preserving Groundwater Quality and Quantity as one of the three priorities addressed in the Plan. Seven priority sub-watersheds have been identified as priority areas, as well as two townships that have been identified by the Department of Agriculture to have vulnerable groundwater areas. Our goal is to provide 50% cost share to seal 34 abandoned wells that are located in these priority areas.

Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Yellow Medicine