Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Freshwater Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Fund Source

This project will provide support for the 10th Annual Road Salt Symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The symposium brings together environmental organizations, companies that produce winter road de-icing salts and chemicals, scientists, policy-makers and transportation workers. They Symposium provides information on chlorides in our waters and provides innovative and new approaches to help repair our waters and sustain our resources for future generations.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,237,000

This funding is for production and acquisiton grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 129D.18. The following MPTA stations received funding in FY2010:

Statewide
Recipient
70 Years Project
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,000

The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.  The site will feature oral histories from World War II veterans as well as a wartime headline taken from Minnesota newspapers for every day of the war.  The web site will serve as a resource for the general public, as well as for the relatives of the more than 300,000 Minnesotans who fought in the war.

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provided for an increase in public service, security and enforcement, maintenance and custodial work at high participation locations during the first two fiscal years of Legacy.

Statewide
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
DNR - Fisheries & Wildlife
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,505,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife completed 26 project affecting 7,603 acres, including three wetland restoration projects restoring 97 acres, 18 shallow lake enhancement projects enhancing 7,154 wetland acres, and five fee-title land acquisition projects protecting 352 acres.

Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Polk
Pope
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Wright
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
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,603
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,000
Fund Source

This project aims to accelerate natural resource management activities within state park boundaries

Statewide
Recipient
City of Winger
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,900

An Americans With Disabilities Act compliant access ramp was added to the front of the two-room Gosen School/Museum to provide access for all who want to enter. The building, built in 1888, was in operation until 1951. Sometime in the early 1990's it was moved to its present location in the city park. It serves as the museum and education center for the artifacts of the early settlers of Winger and the surrounding area. During the project the original entry door was salvaged, repaired and reinstalled instead of the proposed replica replacement.

Polk
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,342

In order to implement its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) projects, the Minnesota Historical Society hired an ACHF Program Coordinator to oversee the program administration. The Society also made investments to support administration of the grants program and to fund expanded financial management and administrative functions. By carefully managing its costs, the Society has adhered to the legislative mandate that institutions not spend more than 2.5 percent on administrative expenses.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,952

The Alexander Ramsey House is an 11,000-square-foot mansion that was home to Minnesota's first territorial governor. The mansion contains approximately 14,000 original furnishings and has one of the most intact collections of Victorian-era artifacts in the Midwest.

Despite these assets and a sound public educational program, the site has experienced a steady decline in attendance. Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is supporting a project to understand the reasons for this decline.

Statewide
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890

Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.

One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,853

Partner Organizations: Minnesota Humanities Center and Tribal Colleges.

Statewide
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
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$525,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

The DNR is working with local communities and an interagency team to define, prioritize, and establish groundwater management areas in Minnesota. Groundwater management areas will have increased data collection and monitoring that allow the state and local communities to understand water supplies, uses, limitations, and threats to natural resources that depend on groundwater. This information will support detailed aquifer protection plans that ensure equitable and sustainable groundwater and drinking water use for the future.

Statewide
Recipient
Cathedral Heritage Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,341

To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,973

The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.

PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.

Ramsey
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kimberly Y. Sueoka AKA Kim Sueoka
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,700
To research and create a full-length professional audio CD, a 12-minute DVD, and two public concerts in Minnesota featuring Hawaiian music on the theme of fresh water.
Ramsey
Recipient
Albra Thao AKA Fres Thao
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
A Hip Hop digital album, CD and vinyl record by an all Hmong American team for mass distribution at Hmong festivals and gatherings as well as through Hip Hop and community events.
Ramsey
Recipient
Denise M. Armstead
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,600
To complete an evening length dance/video piece, workshop it at a domestic violence shelter, perform it at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, and tour it to Silver Bay and Duluth.
Ramsey
Recipient
Valeng D. Cha
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
To define an ethnic voice in his songwriting (process) and record a music CD (product) that examines sociopolitical issues within the Hmong American community using both Hmong and English languages.
Ramsey
Recipient
Aaron A. Gabriel
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To create and compose a new musical theater piece based on the Biblical story of David and Jonathan set in Northern Minnesota using a variety of theatrical techniques.
Ramsey
Recipient
Linda K. Gammell
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200
To produce an artist book of photographs of medicinal plants with writing that contextualizes her interest in botany, photography, and issues of medicine/health/biodiversity.
Ramsey
Recipient
Ka Ly Bliatia AKA Oskar Ly
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist will gain enhanced technical skills and knowledge of production through workshops to produce 4-8 ready-to-sell wearable art pieces to be showcased in the Spring 2012 Art Crawl.
Ramsey
Recipient
Trever J. Nicholas
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To develop a new body of artwork that can be exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. To find venues for that artwork, and construct a Website that accurately promotes his artistic progress.
Ramsey
Recipient
Michael W. Sawyer
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To gather and share traditional Minnesota fiddle tunes with audiences via modern venues and learn Minnesota old-time music and develop resources to preserve these traditions for future generations.
Ramsey