Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Becker
Big Stone
Clay
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Swift
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Sherburne
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,791,000
Fund Source

This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Olmsted
Pine
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Wadena
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Morrison
Murray
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Redwood
Recipient
VSA Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$265,000
Regranting Program through VSA of MN
Hennepin
Recipient
Kanabec County Soil and Water Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,265
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source

This project will be a complete TMDL report for the Biota and Bacteria (E. coli) impairments for the Ann River Watershed. The water bodies associated with these impairments will then be removed from the MPCA’s impaired waters list, and implementation activities to restore the water bodies will begin.

Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Anoka Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 and $600,000 in FY2011 for the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is for the metropolitan landscape restoration program for water quality and improvement projects in the seven-county metro area.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,950
2011-2012 Chorale Concert Series.
Lincoln
Recipient
Philip W. Blackburn
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To compose and produce a Harbor Symphony for ships’ horns in Duluth-Superior and a Car-Horn Fanfare at several community events. To install wind-powered sound-sculptures in metro area parks.
Ramsey
Recipient
Julie A. Boada
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
To create a theater piece to be presented at the Fergus Falls storytelling festival that is an opportunity to showcase her work independently.
Hennepin
Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,114
To conduct interviews and research necessary to complete a novel-in-progress.
Hennepin
Recipient
Kevin G. Obsatz
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Construction of a device that will transfer hand-processed, experimental 16mm film footage into a high-quality digital format with a DSLR camera and vice-versa.
Hennepin
Recipient
Felice C. Amato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To research, create, install, and maintain a series of ceramic niches in public sites throughout the state. The niches will contain small, narrative scenes relating to the sites.
Ramsey
Recipient
Amy Anderson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Through the pairing of portraits and audio recordings of at-risk youth she will create an exhibition that develops her skills as an artist and challenges cultural stereotypes.
Hennepin
Recipient
Laura M. Andrews
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,823

To join fishing and group-hunting expeditions in northern Minnesota to experience first hand the subject of her current work and produce a group of paintings from these trips to be shown in 2012.

Hennepin
Recipient
James W. Anton AKA Jim Anton
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To advance his career as an independent artist by releasing new recordings, implementing a complete promotional strategy, and leading his ensembles in performance.
Hennepin
Recipient
Christine A. Baeumler
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,850
To create a new body of artwork that focuses on the native and invasive species that inhabit the urban Mississippi watershed.
Ramsey
Recipient
Loretta A. Bebeau
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To complete nine paintings using alphabets from different languages for one scheduled exhibit and one exhibit in planning stage, then create a website to give the work a Web presence.
Hennepin
Recipient
Neal K. Swanger
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To fund his first solo album, including 72 hours of songwriting, instrumentation, and recording lessons for youth ages 8-14 at Urban Arts Academy.
Hennepin
Recipient
Julie A. Buffalohead
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
This project will incorporate local Minnesota materials, and will educate Minnesota citizens about the rich visual and oral traditions of Native people.
Ramsey
Recipient
Andrea S. Carlson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700
To broaden her knowledge of 3D materials and film-based work by building and burying a sculpture in the ground, leaving it for six months and documenting it's excavation.
Hennepin
Recipient
Joseph M. Chvala AKA Joe Chvala
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To expand his creative process and develop a new type of performance involving students, audiences, professional dancers, and musicians all coming together in a community event.
Hennepin
Recipient
Morgan G. Willow
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To complete the final three essays for the collection - A Matter of Translation - prepare the finished manuscript for publication, research appropriate publishers, and begin submitting the book for publication.
Hennepin
Recipient
Bryan D. Worra AKA Bryan Thao Worra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To finish and present a new manuscript of Lao Minnesotan poetry in Minnesota and develop new skill sets in performance and instruction, business, and arts technology.
Hennepin
Recipient
Bradley N. Durham AKA Brad Durham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
The project will explore and create mono prints with a focus on the Tomalist movement for inspiration and direction. Techniques learned here will inform new paintings toward the goal of future exhibitions.
Hennepin
Recipient
Julie A. Elhard
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To develop and expand her work as a soloist on the viola da gamba and to boost her presence in the electronic media through the creation of a website.
Ramsey
Recipient
Petronella J. Ytsma
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To research and document effects of exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin on Minnesota Vietnam War veterans, complete a photographic series of intergenerational portraits for exhibition.
Ramsey
Recipient
Anna Eveslage
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
A fictional multimedia (photography and sound) piece about one man's love, loss, and obsessions.
Hennepin
Recipient
Anika Fajardo
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
A creative nonfiction work-in-progress about growing up in Minnesota and meeting her Colombian father for the first time.
Hennepin
Recipient
Ying Zhang
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,600
Create and perform fusion music for Chinese and Scottish pipes at concerts and festivals to begin a multiyear collaboration project with the major ethnic music groups of Minnesota.
Hennepin
Recipient
Sherrie L. Fernandez-Williams
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,200
Work with an established writer who will help nurture her voice, strengthen her manuscript, and educate her on the business of writing. In addition she will host a reading and discussion with other writers.
Ramsey
Recipient
Laddavanh L. Insixiengmay
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
To create her own compositions based on traditional motifs, and to develop broader interpretation of traditional designs to capture concepts of love and family using the “ikat" technique in Lao waving.
Hennepin
Recipient
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To complete revising her novel and create an administrative structure to support artistic outreach.
Hennepin
Recipient
Lindsay M. Kaplan
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To photograph the process of farming throughout the growing season, creating a body of work that illustrates rural life in Minnesota while bringing to light local agricultural resources.
Hennepin
Recipient
Michael R. Kareken
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
For the creation of large-scale paintings of scrap and recycling facilities.
Hennepin
Recipient
Margaret S. McCreary AKA Margo McCreary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,080
To market her puppet work to audiences outside the Twin Cities, and for more time performing puppet theater.
Hennepin
Recipient
Ann E. Millikan
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Swede Hollow - a new opera created in collaboration with Friends of Swede Hollow and original residents of this historic area of Saint Paul, to be premiered in Swede Hollow Park on May 12, 2012.
Ramsey
Recipient
May Neng Moua AKA Mai Neng Moua
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To complete the writing of the memoir - The Bride Price - and submit it for publication.
Hennepin
Recipient
Kari I. Musil
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To compose music for a CD, hire and rehearse musicians, record, and premiere the music. To promote herself through the creation of a Website, and with multiple performances.
Ramsey
Recipient
Lisa L. Nankivil
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
For a year long period of focused study and work in the discipline of water-based, non-toxic printmaking, culminating in a public exhibition and catalogue.
Hennepin