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Recipient
Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area Joint Powers Board
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,714
Fund Source

The overall goal of this project is to perform water quality monitoring duties to accomplish MPCA’s SWAG monitoring efforts at the four sites listed in Section IV of this application for the Middle Minnesota River stream sites selected in Renville, Redwood and Brown counties and allow for the assessment of aquatic life and aquatic recreation use for those reaches of the minor streams.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$69,438
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$260,324
Fund Source

This project goal is to conduct water chemistry monitoring at seventeen stream locations, to record and submit all data collected through this process, and to provide the information necessary for the calculation of water quality pollutant loads using the FLUX32 program.

Blue Earth
Faribault
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,790,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  The original proposal planned for 15,000 acres of wetland/shallow lake enhancement to provide critical habitat for each life stage of waterfowl and wetland wildlife.  The six projects subsequently completed with this appropriation enhanced 13,800 acres of wetlands and shallow lakes in the Prarie and Forest/Prairie Ecosections of Minnestoa.

Aitkin
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Freeborn
Jackson
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Polk
Roseau
Todd
Wilkin
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,913,000
Fund Source

This program protected 810 acres of new wildlife habitat in the Prairie, Deciduous Transition, and Southeast Bluffland ecological sections of Minnesota through fee title acquisition. Title of lands acquired are held by the State and are designated as WMAs.

Dakota
Martin
Nicollet
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Metropolitan Council-Environmental Services
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites.
Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek.
Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek,Riley Creek, and Valley Creek tributary to the St. Croix River

Anoka
Benton
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA Worthington International Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Nobles
Cottonwood
Murray
Jackson
Rock
Sibley
Hennepin
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Litchfield Community Theatre
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project Legacy
Meeker
McLeod
Kandiyohi
Wright
Dakota
Stearns
Benton
Hennepin
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Redwood
Renville
Recipient
Brian L. Frink
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
David E. Ryan AKA Dave Ryan
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Hennepin
Nicollet
Winona
Recipient
Peter B. Nelson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dakota
Hennepin
Nicollet
Rice
Wright
Recipient
Natalie Nowytski
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,400
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Natasha Pestich
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,900
Artist Initiative
Hennepin
Nicollet
Recipient
Eric Braun
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Hennepin
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Anoka
Recipient
Kirstin J. Cronn-Mills
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Hennepin
Ramsey
Carver
Scott
Dakota
Recipient
Kay H. Helms
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,525
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Brown
Recipient
Brian L. Frink
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Stevens
Recipient
Jessica R. Hirsch AKA Jess Hirsch
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clearwater
Cook
Dakota
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lake
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Teresa L. Konechne
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cass
Clearwater
Dakota
Hubbard
Itasca
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Recipient
Elizabeth L. Miller AKA Liz Miller
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Allison A. Roberts
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Waseca
Recipient
Judith A. Saye-Willis
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Pipestone
Rice
Rock
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Watonwan
Winona
Recipient
Rebecca Silus
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Cook
Hennepin
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Recipient
Betsy R. Byers
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Nicollet
Recipient
Luke G. Erickson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Nicollet
Recipient
GraceMarie Keaton-Stasi AKA GraceMarie Keaton
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Carver
Hennepin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Recipient
Peter B. Nelson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Hennepin
Nicollet
Ramsey
Rice
Wright
Recipient
Lynette R. Power
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Carver
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Scott
Winona
Recipient
Andrew P. Wykes
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Hennepin
Nicollet
Rice
Steele
Recipient
Shelley M. Tougas
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
For writing time to complete a revision of a young adult novel with a specific focus on character development.
Nicollet
Recipient
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Green Isle Community School
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,190

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Faribault
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Washington
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Douglas
Martin
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Nobles
Ramsey
Steele
Stearns
Swift
Winona
Recipient
Mankato Area Community Band
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,400

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Faribault
Freeborn
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Recipient
Mankato Ballet Company
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan