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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
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
Equity Alliance MN
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000

The Equity Alliance MN will bring to life absent narratives of Latino, Hmong, Native, Asian, African American, and women of the Civil Rights Era in a collaboration among youth, social studies teachers, Full Circle Theater (FCT), and St. Paul Neighborhood Network. The narratives, researched by youth, will be transformed by FCT into a six person play that will be presented, video recorded, and distributed with accompanying curriculum written by social studies teachers for teachers across the Equity Alliance MN and the state.

Anoka
Dakota
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,500

The Chicano Latino Affairs Council and the Humanities Center will build on the grant received last year, which was intended to identify the elements of success in programs for Latino high school students and ways to replicate them. Applying the findings of CLAC's and HACER's research, CLAC will integrate its biennium goal of improving levels of educational achievement for Latino youth with the Legacy goal of enriching Minnesota’s cultural legacy by piloting the program in two Minnesota schools.

Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) will complete the innovative community engagement process started with the previous Legacy grant. CMSM will build upon the progress created with the previous Legacy grant by transitioning the team's focus to carrying-out of strategic access strategies that engage a diversity of community members in the exhibit development process, resulting in the completion of fabrication plans for exhibits and environments that are accessible; engaging; and reflect the diverse art, culture, and heritage of southern Minnesota.

Aitkin
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried out through four successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota will use the 2014-15 direct appropriation to complete fabrication and installation of several exhibit components for its permanent facility. Local resources, volunteers, and community involvement will be combined with museum expertise to complete this process.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Somali Museum of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,210

Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the United States, lacks resources for students to access knowledge and representations of Somalia. The Somali Museum of Minnesota will offer students immersive field trips illuminating the history and arts of traditional Somali society by subsidizing admission fees, integrating elders as immersive guides on tours, and developing take-home curriculum materials.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
YMCA Youth in Government
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Civics Education Coalition will create opportunities for students, enrich teacher capacity to engage students, and build state-wide networks. Work will include an interactive website, online youth summit, youth conference, new lessons for educators, teacher institutes, and expansion of the statewide Civic Education Network and its activities.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
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
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Humanities Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Legacy-funded programs at the Minnesota Humanities Center demonstrate our determination to collaboratively create humanities programs for the broader public by forging strong partnerships with local, state, and national cultural organizations. These programs show the broader community how the humanities can be used to address issues important to their everyday lives. Each activity, event, and program shares an Absent Narrative with participants, which help residents across the state engage in a more sophisticated understanding of their community. 

Anoka
Becker
Chisago
Dakota
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Nicollet
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Recipient
City of Apple Valley
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, tanks, SSTS
Dakota
Recipient
City of Farmington
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, SSTS and public ed.
Dakota
Recipient
City of Hastings
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Fund Source
Support finding and sealing well 1
Dakota
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,048
Fund Source

Field reconnaissance, well evaluation and efficiency calculations.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Burnsville (joint application with Savage)
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,350
Fund Source

Develop Spill Response Plan to address vulnerabilities and establish procedures to follow during an emergency. Joint plan with City of Savage.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Inver Grove Heights
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Conduct well survey to determine property owners that may need to seal wells, survey compilation, update PCSI well status and mailing and Develop spill response plan.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Chatfield
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,850
Fund Source

Seal well. Excavate around concrete slab, mobilizing drill rig to site, drill and clean out well, material, and installation for sealing

Fillmore
Recipient
City of Farmington
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Develop cost share irrigation incentive program for property owners for water efficiency.

Dakota
Recipient
Whalan Lutheran Church
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Fund Source

Investigate 1970 well integrity and disinfection of well

Fillmore
Recipient
City of South St. Paul
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,798
Fund Source

Install security fence and lockable gate around well house number 3

Dakota
Recipient
City of Chatfield
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,562
Fund Source

Seal well at Shady Oak Park and install a new security door on well house for well #2

Fillmore
Recipient
City of Hastings
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,870
Fund Source
Verify contaminant source locations; update website
Dakota
Recipient
Pine Bend Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,402
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
Dakota
Recipient
Niagara Cave
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
Fillmore
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,959
Fund Source
Construct new observation well; convert test well to observation well; water monitoring equipment
Dakota
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,682
Fund Source
Identify, verify and update well and hazardous waste generator database
Dakota
Recipient
City of Chatfield
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,758
Fund Source
Mail information about groundwater protection; Seal unused well
Fillmore
Recipient
City of Eagan
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,788
Fund Source
Update locations of potential contaminant sources
Dakota
Recipient
City of South St. Paul
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Update potential contaminant source database; Promote sealing of unused, poorly maintained, damaged or abandoned wells; Assist property owners to seal unused wells
Dakota
Recipient
City of Elko New Market
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,780
Fund Source
Create and distribute brochures on wells management and sealing; Survey unused or abandoned wellls on private property
Dakota
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,901
Fund Source
Locate and determine the status of wells #4 and #5
Dakota
Recipient
Empire Township
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,168
Fund Source
Seal unused well in the IWMZ for well#3; Seal three 4 inch diameter wells in DWSMA; Seal one 6 inch diameter well in the DWSMA
Dakota
Recipient
City of Hampton
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
Fund Source
Locate well inside building
Dakota
Recipient
City of New Trier
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,412
Fund Source
Televise the well
Dakota
Recipient
Pilot Mound Lutheran Church
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,715
Fund Source
Install treatment
Fillmore
Recipient
City of Hampton
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,780
Fund Source
Exploratory work to locate well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Hastings
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Reduce nitrogen fertilization and infiltration near well #6; Educate property owners about nitrate infiltration; Install lysimeters to determine level of fertilizer
Dakota
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,450
Fund Source
Groundwater sampling; Public education about chemical storage and waste handling; Public education about ISTS
Dakota
Recipient
City of New Trier
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,512
Fund Source
Remove buildup and debris from well casing and bottom of the well
Dakota