Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,771

A prominent county courthouse, a Depression-era school building, an iconic Modern ice-cream stand, and a Northern Minnesota lakeside overlook are among the diverse sites named to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2010 list of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.

A photographic exhibit featuring the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 was created with MHCG funds and displayed at museums, libraries, and other public places statewide throughout the year.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,076

779 audiotapes of Senate committee hearings were converted digital format, and a web page was created to access the online versions via the Legislative Web Site.  As a result, complete digital access of committee hearings and floor debates are available for both bodies back to 2004.  Important legislative debate is available to Internet users, regardless of the time of day or their locations.

Ramsey
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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
Ramsey County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168,917
Fund Source

At Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park, acquire 1.27 acre inholding at 1700 North County Line Rd.

Ramsey
Recipient
Clearwater County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$673

Grant was used to purchase 24 microfilm rolls of the local newspapers in Clearwater County and fill in from neighboring counties newspapers.

Clearwater
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,232
To add 119 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Ramsey
Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cook
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Grass Lake Watershed Management Organization
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,000
Fund Source

At 410 acres, Lake Owasso is the largest lake in the Grass Lake Water Management Organization (GLWMO) and one of the most pristine. Maintaining the lakes water quality is a priority for the GLWMO. A long urbanized area along Aladdin Street in Roseville currently lacks stormwater features to remove pollutants and reduce water volume. The rainwater from this area drains directly to a wetland which is hydrologically connected to Lake Owasso. Adjacent to the residential area is a 0.5 acre parking lot which drains into a ditch which eventually enters the same wetland.

Ramsey
Recipient
Anoka Conservation District
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 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 (the law also provides $600,000 for this purpose in FY2011).

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

In 2006, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) purchased an additional 1.5 acres of the original Gibbs farmstead located adjacent to the existing Gibbs Museum property in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  This purchase provided the impetus for updating and expanding the interpretive programs at Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life and creating a new master plan and landscape plan for the Museum. 

Ramsey
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Peter L. Johnson AKA Peter L Johnson
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800
To create a new presentation form for his work that presents the devastating beauty seen in our relationship to the environment.
Ramsey
Recipient
Teresa M. Whitman
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To revise and refine a collection of stories-Nightlight-and make an intense effort to have these stories published as individual pieces and as a collection.
Ramsey
Recipient
Tony M. Schaffer
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
A collection of linked stories titled The Last Days of Moon Lake set over the history of a small Midwest town from the initial removal of the Ojibwe tribe to present day.
Ramsey
Recipient
Gina L. Dabrowski
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To print and frame photographs for an exhibition at Normandale Community College and attend FotoFest to broaden national visibility.
Ramsey
Recipient
William G. Henry
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

To edit and revise a completed draft of Seven Acts of Mercy--a historical novel about the baroque painter Caravaggio--before sending it to a literary agent who has requested first look at the manuscript.

Ramsey
Recipient
Patricia S. Kirkpatrick
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To complete a poetry manuscript--Odessa--for travel to the Minnesota prairie and to attend the 2010 Meningioma Awareneness Day conference sponsored by the Brain Science Foundation.
Ramsey
Recipient
Miriam B. Gerberg
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
For the rehearsal and performance of a new experimental music/drama-- Desert Dreams: Naomi and Ruth--at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis.
Ramsey
Recipient
Tyler J. Stefanich
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To support time for ideation process and production of three new projects thus enabling him to apply for programs and exhibitions.
Ramsey
Recipient
Cheryl J. Anthony
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,802

To have a master artist help with her writing and then attend a professional conference to promoteher collection.

Ramsey
Recipient
Joseph P. Midthun
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,900
For an animated short in a rotoscope style exploring the coming of age in east central Minnesota in the early nineties.
Ramsey
Recipient
Benjamin A. Doty
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
To complete six or more short stories toward finishing a short story collection.
Ramsey
Recipient
Brian T. Miller
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To rehearse and record a CD of songs with Irish roots collected in Minnesota between 1870 and 1930.
Ramsey
Recipient
Sarah A. Rudek
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To be mentored by poet Connie Wanek and to attend a writing festival.
Ramsey
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Gary E. Peter
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
For time to complete his novel.
Ramsey
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Caly M. McMorrow
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
To study and create a new body of installation work focusing on audience interaction sound and light.
Ramsey
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Anne E. Elias
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To produce and shoot a 60 minute non-narrative film for use as a central element in the performance piece A Good Distance.
Ramsey
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Ahmad M. Alam
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400
To make and promote a recording of songs focusing on interfaith dialogue.
Ramsey
Recipient
Katrina M. Vandenberg
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To complete the research and writing of a series of poems about the Irish monks and saints and the alphabet for the manuscript--To The Man Who Steals My Electricity.
Ramsey
Recipient
Kathleen A. Glasgow
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
For the revision and preparation of a novel draft for submission to agents.
Ramsey
Recipient
Joshua L. Grubbs
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To visually represent what it is like when everyday activities lead to internal moments of clarity and how these moments of clarity transform our perception.
Ramsey
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Robert A. Swanson AKA R.A. Swanson
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Having recently completed Ojibwe translations and interpretations of some of his writings the artist intends to self-publish a new book of poems with an accompanying audio CD.
Cook
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Mike Hazard
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,100
For creative time and mentoring to complete The Joy of Roy--a video portrait of the poet Roy McBride.
Ramsey
Recipient
In Progress
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,250
Fresh Voices is a digital arts project dedicated to the creation of photographs, videos, and writing pieces that publicly acknowledge and celebrate the voice of Latinos living in the rural community of Crookston, Minnesota.
Ramsey
Recipient
IFP MINNESOTA
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,485

IFP Minnesota will provide classes in photography and filmmaking six times per year to residents of the Inpatient Transitional Rehabilitation Program at Courage Center. Students will receive training in digital video and/or photography, and have opportunities to express themselves through these mediums. An exhibition of this work will be provided through a photography show and screening at Courage Center, and through presentations on Courage Center' intranet and closed circuit television, and on IFP Minnesota's website.

Ramsey
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TU Dance
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,430
TU Dance proposes to launch an access initiative reaching out to people of color to engage new (first-time) audiences, with presentations by the artistic directors to target groups throughout the Twin Cities supported by efforts that address specific participation barriers.
Ramsey
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Theater Mu, Inc. AKA Mu Performing Arts
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Mu Performing Arts requests $30,000 to hire a community development liaison, who will oversee our Stories program, a theater education initiative for underserved Asian American youth to articulate their lives and address their needs through the performing arts.
Ramsey
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Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,500
Songs of Hope youth performers from Madagascar, Uganda, Israel, Turkey, Italy, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica, China, and USA will present concerts for diverse audiences in Lake City, Wabasha, Winona, Lanesboro, and Austin, with music by an ensemble of professional musicians.
Ramsey
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Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
The Neighborhood Video Project offers access to the media arts for middle school-aged youth who cannot participate in the arts because of transportation and financial barriers, in order to empower them to share their diverse cultural heritages with the community.
Ramsey
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The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,000
Through new and expanded partnerships with three Saint Paul Public School District schools in targeted communities, we will increase accessibility to high-quality music education and performance opportunities for disadvantaged youth, families, and neighborhoods in the east metro of the Twin Cities.
Ramsey