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2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$300,000 the first year is to the city of Blue Earth to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the Green Giant Museum to preserve the culture and history of Minnesota.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$50,000 the first year is to Waseca County to complete the Waseca County Veterans Memorial.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$1,470,000 the first year and $1,666,000 the second year are to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19. Ampers website: www.ampers.org KAXE, 91.7 FM - Grand Rapids KBEM, 88.5 FM - Minneapolis KBXE, 90.5 FM - Bagley/Bemidji KBFT, 89.9 FM - Nett Lake KFAI, 90.3 FM/106.7 FM - Minneapolis/St.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$1,350,000 the first year and $1,350,000 the second year are for a grant to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for program development that features education programs and habitat enhancement, special exhibits, music appreciation programs, and historical garden access and preservation.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$25,000 each year is for a grant to Midwest Outdoors Unlimited to preserve Minnesota's outdoor history, culture, and heritage by connecting individuals and youth with disabilities to natural resources.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

$4,150,000 the first year and $3,900,000 the second year are to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants according to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18. Of this amount, $650,000 the first year is for a grant to Twin Cities Public Television to produce the Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers project. Any production costs associated with this project incurred on or after February 1, 2017, are eligible for reimbursement under this section as long as these funds are available under subdivision 2.


This project consists of guest essays from local writers and essayists, read by the writer. Essays will air on a new weekly program, Stay Human

Wilderness Inquiry will connect more than 7,500 youth to their local lands and waterways through place-based education and hands-on outdoor experiences. These experiences will focus on the cultural history of the area to connect students to Minnesota's rich outdoor heritage. Of the 7,500 youth, more than 800 will take part in overnight and multi-day camping, training, and service learning trips throughout the state of Minnesota to deepen their connection to place and stewardship ethic.

3 day music festival held in September featuring local musicians in a family friendly venue. Over 100 musicians will performing in various acts over the 3 days. This is a destination weekend for many Minnesotans. A children's tent engages many youth to participate in creating art projects.

This program will give community members a chance to learn and play traditional Anishinaabe games from the past such as: Moccasin game, Lacrosse, Long Ball, Canoe Racing, Running Sprintz, Snowshoe Racing, and much more.

With the support of Minnesota musicians featured in KFAI's "Live from Minnesota" concert series, KFAI will produce up to 500 cassette tapes featuring songs from the series. Tapes will be distributed free via social media contests, and at local concerts and events. The purpose is to promote Minnesota musicians and raise awareness about MinneCulture.

In reaching out to students, many of whom are brand-new to the state (if not the country), BaseMNt Music introduces a new audience to Minnesota arts and culture at a critical time, allowing young adults and brand-new Minnesotans alike a chance to be a part of both the creation of and participation in a new cannon of artistic work, that by it’s nature, is uniquely Minnesotan; inspiring students to see themselves as having ownership of our cultural heritage.

A live, audience interactive radio show performed in front of a live audience and live on the air at the Pioneer Place Theatre in St. Cloud. The show includes locally written and comedic skits, a house band, guest musicians, radio serial drama, trivia challenge and other segments.