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Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,357
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Sibley
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$432

With the grant the Kanabec County Historical Society purchased sixteen rolls of microfilm to make current their collection of Kanabec County Times newspaper through 2007 and fill in the missing years of the Grasston Advance for 1920 and 1922.

Kanabec
Recipient
Wilkin County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,789

WCHS purchased 70 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to expand library research resources and broaden public accessibility to primary records.

Wilkin
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer
Douglas
Recipient
Todd County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Todd
Douglas
Morrison
Stearns
Recipient
City of Alexandria
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To draft a Historic Context Study and integrate the study with the city's comprehensive plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Gustavus Adolphus College
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 961 linear feet of archival quality shelving was purchased and installed in the "vault" area and the College Archives storage room at Gustavus Adolphus College. Old, used shelving was re-purposed for use in other areas of the college. The installation of this shelving has alleviated overcrowding, provided a safer more secure storage environment and consolidated the collections to one location.

Nicollet
Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,096
To provide better organization of the museum collections which will allow the public greater access to the community
Nicollet
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
To assist in acquiring and installing compact storage to better preserve significant evidence from the county's past.
Stevens
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on the importance of water in Dakota history in Minnesota.

Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pennington
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,664
To hire consultants to develop an exhibit on Dakota culture and history.
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pennington
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Gustavus Adolphus College Archives
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,868
To provide greater access to the college's pre-1920 newspapers through a digital conversion project.
Nicollet
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800

Three radio theatre scripts were produced using the synthesized oral histories of Douglas County's elder residents. The oral histories had been gathered earlier as part of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history project to preserve the stories of Minnnesota's Greatest Generation. The topics for the scripts were: the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war economic Boom. Each script was vetted by knowledgeable content experts and the information presented is historically accurate.

Douglas
Recipient
Gustavus Adolphus College (Hillstrom Museum of Art)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,005

To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.

Nicollet
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To hire a professional paper conservator to assess a historical textile collection in preparation of a long range plan
Douglas
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.
Douglas
Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,999

To provide greater accessibility to, and use of, the NCHS microfilm research collection.

Nicollet
Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Society worked with Nancy O'Brien Wagner from Bluestem Heritage group to develop a new interpretive plan for the Eugene St. Julien Cox House's exhibits and programs. The National Association of Interpretation's recommendations were used as the framework for the new plan for this home that is listed in National Register of Historic Places.

Nicollet
Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Kensington Area Heritage Society museum environment.
Douglas
Grant
Pope
Stevens
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,500

To hire qualified professionals to create drawings and specifications for Kanabec County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade.

Kanabec
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,355
To hire a qualified museum lighting professional to develop a museum lighting plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To supplement the "Men and Women of the Land" exhibit at the Stevens County History Museum
Stevens
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,350
To hire qualified professionals to research and write an exhibit script on the history of Stevens County residents.
Stevens
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,836

Kanabec County Historical Society purchased a ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm system which included a Apple laptop computer, Windows 7 for Macs and Stylus Photo software and a printer to broaden public access to primary historical records.

Kanabec
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900
To microfilm four years of one Kanabec County newspaper not currently on microfilm
Kanabec
Recipient
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,361
To hire professional conservators to assess historically significant collections and write a long range preservation plan.
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,043

To add 36 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility

Kanabec
Recipient
Morris Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$652

25 standard Minnesota history titles were added to enhance the collection at the Morris Public Library. Several titles were replacement copies for books that had worn out.

Stevens
Recipient
Douglas County Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$537

The DCL purchased 23 books from the Minnesota History Bookshelf to provide access to a more current and complete overview of Minnesota history for their patrons. Some of the books will serve as replacements for older more worn books. They were presented to the public on a featured display.

Douglas
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified interpretive specialist to develop an interpretive plan for the history along 287 miles of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Redwood
Scott
Sibley
Swift
Traverse
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,848
To complete an interpretive plan for the museum in order to better serve the public by increasing access to the history of lakes recreation.
Statewide
Douglas
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,975

To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society's lighting system.

Douglas
Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,911

Phase II of the NCHS Archival Collections Storage Project

180 cubic feet of historic records documenting Nicollet County history, located in the archival collections storage area, were re-cataloged, re-housed and re-shelved. The process has served to condense the collections freeing up space for future storage and has made the storage space itself more safe, efficient and professional. 

Nicollet
Recipient
Nicollet County Environmental Services Department
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,567

A countywide historic preservation ordinance was drafted and adopted to preserve and promote the natural beauty and distinctive historic character of Nicollet County. All records associated with the ordinance will be maintained and administered by the Nicollet County Environmental Services Department.

Nicollet
Recipient
YWCA Mankato
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,426

To provide professional development for staff and volunteers at the national Oral History Association conference in Minneapolis, October 4-8, 2017.

Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and is commonly found in groundwater throughout much of Minnesota. The occurrence and distribution of arsenic in groundwater is difficult to predict. Research is steadily increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and geologic conditions that determine arsenic occurrence in groundwater. The arsenic concentration in a new well, measured at the time of construction, is sometimes higher or lower, compared to subsequent sampling results.

Anoka
Becker
Carlton
Carver
Clay
Hennepin
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Norman
Otter Tail
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Greater Mankato Diversity Council
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,910

To hire a qualified historian to research Mankato's cultural history.

Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,059

To provide better organization of the museum's clothing collection, allowing for greater public access to the community's historic resources.

Stevens
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,000
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 with the assistance of the Board of Water and Soil Resources protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.”

Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Martin
Mille Lacs
Norman
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Wright
Recipient
Westside Del Valle Homeowners Association
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,306
Fund Source

Well and wellhouse improvement and repair.

Douglas