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McLeod County Agricultural Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To collect and collate historical photographs, memorabilia, and personal stories in order to preserve the history of the McLeod County Fair. The fair will seek out stories and request historical items, for loan or donation, to the McLeod County Agricultural Association. During the 140th anniversary of the fair, visitors can view a history display. Funds will be used to preserve a piece of Minnesota's heritage in a single collection, while educating the public with displays.

McLeod
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Pope County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To enhance the free arts and cultural heritage performances on Pope County Fair's Free Stage by installing a permanent sound system and bring a Medicine Wagon Show to perform multiple shows each day of the fair. Additionally, to mount historical markers around the fair to explain the history of the buildings and fairgrounds.

Pope
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Ramsey County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To promote the preservation of agricultural history, education and diversity at the Ramsey County Fair by showcasing traditional Hmong dances, square dancers, a fife and drum corp, and Agricadabra, a show which featurs agricultural facts and magic.

Ramsey
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Wilkin County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To increase access to arts, cultural, and MN history programming at the Wilkin County Fair. Programming will include performances by a bluegrass band, dance group, the Red River Theater, and a one room schoolhouse reenactment. Attendees will also be able to read about the history of the fair on signs placed throughout the grounds, and learn about the history and culture of the livestock industry in the Red River Valley by taking a History Walk.

Wilkin
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Red Lake County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To provide children's programming at the Red Lake County Fair. Programming will include games and activities highlighting local history, cultural heritage of the region, and learning and singing songs.

Red Lake
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Sherburne County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To highlight arts and cultural heritage at the Sherburne County Fair. Funds will be used to create a history book chronicling 125 years of the Sherburne County Fair, improve the lighting in the fine arts display area, and create a butterfly house to educate visitors about the dwindling population of Minnesota's State Butterfly, the Monarch.

Sherburne
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Big Stone County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

To increase access to cultural heritage programming by expanding seating for outdoor performances.

Big Stone
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Chippewa County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500

To bring Native American cultural heritage programming to the Chippewa County Fair. Dancers, singers, drummers, and storytellers from the Upper and Lower Sioux tribes will perform at a grandstand event.

Chippewa
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Freeborn County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,500

To enhance fair visitors' ability to view local artwork at the Freeborn County Fair, by installing track lighting and purchasing new display cases for 2-D and 3-D exhibits in the Creative Arts and Crafts building. Funds will also be used to bring new programming to the fair. Ben Franklin will live at the fair and converse with visitors, bringing with him historically accurate replicas of furniture, clothing, and cookware. Visitors can watch or participate in building a log cabin with turn of the century tools.

Freeborn
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Isanti County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400

In celebration of the 135th anniversary of the Isanti County Fair, visitors will have the opportunity to revisit the region's rich timber industry history. A lumberjack show will showcase a variety of authentic tools, historical facts, live demonstrations, and handmade works of art.

Isanti
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Lake of the Woods County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,344

To offer Lake of the Woods county fair visitors opportunities to participate in arts and cultural heritage events, and purchase a PA system to help make programming accessible to individuals with limited hearing.

Lake of the Woods
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Beltrami County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To complete the interior display areas of the historically accurate Forestry Ranger Station. Exhibits will feature the early history of forest fire fighting, an account of forestry activity on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, draft horse logging equipment, lumberjack tools, and a tribute to Paul Bunyon. Additionally, funds will be used for a stage where speakers can tell stories and teach about forestry stewardship.

Beltrami
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Benton County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,243

To publish a hard cover book that is the compilation of the history of the Benton County Agricultural Society and Fair from its creation to 2012.

Benton
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Dakota County Agriculture Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To restore several Dakota City building exteriors on the fairgrounds, in collaboration with Dakota City Heritage Village. These local structures that portray a 1900 era rural village include the 1867 Vermillion Presbyterian Church, the belfry of the District 96 one room school, and the 1861 frame structure that was originally built as a school and most recently used as the millinery and dressmaker’s shop.

Dakota
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Carver County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To document and display past and current county history through photographs at the Carver County Fair. Selected photographs will represent a cross-section of topics, people, and places in Carver County.

Carver
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Crow Wing County Fair Association
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To restore the old Carbine House on the fairgrounds. The Crow Wing County Fair will rehabilitate an historic house on the fairgrounds that was originally an old trading post and was later occupied by Duncan and Ella Carbine. They will work with the Historical Society to ensure that the restoration is done in a historically accurate manner.

Crow Wing
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Dakota County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000

To provide programming that tells the story of Dakota County's 160 years of settlement, Minnesota history and cultural traditions, through an entertaining tent show that combines story telling and original music. The show will be reminiscent of the 1900s era Chautauqua programs. It will be performed daily in the tent at Dakota City Heritage Village.

Dakota
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Washington County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To allow visitors of the Washington County Fair to experience life in the 1800s. The fair will offer children's games from the era, dancing demonstrations, and educational fashion shows which will feature styles from the 1800s along with explanations of an item's function and symbolism.

Washington
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Isanti County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To provide an educational overview of Isanti County over the five days of the Isanti County Fair. "Discovering Living History at the 135th Isanti County Fair" will provide visitors with an authentic, historically accurate old west experience, opportunity to hear live bluegrass music and interact with German folk musicians, and wander through exhibits showcasing artifacts of Minnesota's past.

Isanti
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Scott County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To expand arts, educational, and history programming at the Scott County Fair. Funds will be used to bring the county historical society to the fair to share their educational resources, host quilting demonstrations, feature a local polka band, and presentations about the role of animals in agricultural history.

Scott
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Faribault County Fair
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To connect fairgoers with Minnesota history through storytelling and a dog sled exhibition. Paul Bunyan, portrayed by David Ward, told about legends involving his life as a lumberjack. The Iron Will Dog Sled exhibit displayed the actual sled used in the movie Iron Will, which was filmed in Northeastern Minnesota.

Faribault
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Lac qui Parle County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To highlight the importance of agriculture in rural and urban areas and to bring awareness of how farming culture is alive throughout Minnesota.

To bring the All American Lumberjack Show to Lac qui Parle County Fair. With two teams and ten lumberjack events, the show will offer viewers an opportunity to see demonstrations of old time skills, and can join the lumberjacks at camp to get a hands on experience.

Lac qui Parle
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Southwest St Louis County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

The Floodwood Four Rivers Legacy Encampment Park will make its debut at the 2012 Southwest St Louis County Fair. Located on the banks of the Floodwood River, the encampment will consist of several live, interactive demonstrations and displays depicting early trades and activities that took place on the area rivers. Fair visitors will enjoy activities such as birch bark canoe building demonstrations, fur trading reenactments, Native American homestead displays, and early logging equipment displays and demonstrations.

St. Louis
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Beltrami County Agricultural Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To construct an exhibit building adjacent to the fire tower now located on the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. The new building will replicate an authentic 1950s ranger station and will house an exhibit of Minnesota forest fire service activity, Ojibwa cultural history, a display of Paul Bunyan legends and artifacts, and space for historical, cultural and environmental education.

Beltrami
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Hennepin County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,550

To offer several demonstrations throughout the fair to educate fairgoers on key parts of Minnesota’s history and how these aspects contributed to the economic and agricultural status of the state. Programming will include a lumberjack show and the Iron Will dog sled exhibit.

Hennepin
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Murray County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To host lumberjack shows and a lumberjack camp to highlight Minnesota's logging history, and a chuckwagon camp to reenact the lives of settlers.

Murray
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Jackson County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To increase access to the fair's historic village buildings by creating a boardwalk. Buildings will be handicap accessible.

Jackson
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Jackson County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,000

To enhance and extend the life of the 15 structures which currently make up the Jackson County Historical Fair Village by replacing damaged windows, leaking roof, and rotting siding. Structural improvements on buildings will allow fair visitors additional access to new displays and artifacts that were not displayed previously, due to fear of damage by wind, rain, and rodents.

Jackson
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Olmstead County Fair Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

The project will develop and install an educational exhibit on the history and significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Olmsted County and throughout MN. As the regional headquarters of both of these depression-era economic programs, the Olmsted County Fairgrounds was integral to their local activities and played a role in the development of agricultural and civic infrastructure that continued to serve southeastern MN for decades.

Olmsted
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Murray County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000

To offer a series of free, historical presentations at the Murray County Fair. Topics covered will include: the Sweetman Colony of Murray County; the role of women during the early settlement of Murray County; the Dakota Conflict of 1862; and a presentation on the history of the Murray County Fair. Based on the research presented on the history of the fair, a book will be published.

Murray
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Red Lake County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500

To enhance history displays at the Red Lake County Fair by purchasing new display cabinets and easels.

Red Lake
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Wright County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,009

To present the history of agriculture in Wright County through exhibits of equipment from the past to present, video presentations, and a demonstration of food preparation in the 19th century.

Wright
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Carver County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,969

To create and promote a fun, historical walking tour of the fairgrounds. Visitors will be given a map of the grounds, with sign locations noted. Maps and signs will be written in English and Spanish. In addition to finding the signs and reading about history, visitors can call a phone number listed on the map, enter a location number, and learn more about that particular location.

Carver
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Shell Prairie Agriculture Association

To engage the residents of Hubbard County in the arts and encourage them to exhibit their work in the Open Class Building. Funds will additionally be used to restore the one room school house.

Hubbard
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Isanti County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,625

To hold an Oktoberfest celebration at the fair. A large percentage of the population in Isanti County has German heritage, and the fair will host several traditional German performances and an authentic German dinner.

Isanti
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Kandiyohi County Fair
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,935

To rehabilitate the Old Settlers’ Cabin on the fair grounds. The Kandiyohi County Fair will replace shingles on the cabin, which was built in 1926 by the Old Settlers’ Association. The cabin is both a historic structure and houses county artifacts.

Kandiyohi
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Kittson County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To offer history programming at the Kittson County Fair. A local retired doctor will perform a narration on the different machines used to plant and harvest crops, in addition to the stages of farming during pioneer days. The fair will also host a lumberjack presentation and a historical farm safety exhibit.

Kittson
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Koochiching County Fair
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,050

To enhance the Koochiching County Fair Farm Museum interior to allow for history of agriculture exhibits.

Koochiching
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Le Sueur County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To host a children's show about life on the farm through songs and stories, and offer a presentation about, and create a display area of, antique horse drawn machinery used by farmers from the Le Sueur County area.

Le Sueur
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St Louis County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To present a three day lumberjack show that will showcase the lumberjack skills of today and yesterday.

St. Louis