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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
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

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
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
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
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA Worthington International Festival
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Art Project

Nobles
Cottonwood
Murray
Jackson
Rock
Sibley
Ramsey
Carver
Hennepin
Anoka
Olmsted
Martin
Lyon
Dakota
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
2012 International Festival
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Cottonwood
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
International Festival
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Martin
Cottonwood
Marshall
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Art Project Legacy
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Martin
Cottonwood
Marshall
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Nobles
Hennepin
Cottonwood
Murray
Olmsted
Jackson
Recipient
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Anoka
Hennepin
Hennepin
Cottonwood
Isanti
Washington
Sherburne
Mower
Meeker
Nobles
Murray
Jackson
Rock
Pipestone
Faribault
Steele
Martin
Otter Tail
Redwood
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
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Le Sueur
Hennepin
McLeod
Otter Tail
Redwood
Sibley
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
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
Recipient
South Central College-North Mankato
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Martin
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Rice
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Faribault
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Watonwan
Waseca
Recipient
Boy In Blue Civil War Memorial
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Waseca
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Martin
Watonwan
Sibley
Faribault
Brown
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Sibley
Brown
Watonwan
Steele
Rice
Martin
Waseca
Faribault
Recipient
Christkindlmarkt New Ulm AKA Christkindlmarkt
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Christkindlmarkt New Ulm AKA Christkindlmarkt
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
South Central College-North Mankato
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Le Sueur
Hennepin
McLeod
Nicollet
Sibley
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Cornstalk Art and Peace Festival, Inc.
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Faribault
Jackson
Martin
Watonwan
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Redwood
Sibley
Wright
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000

Grassland ecosystems evolved to depend on periodic disturbances, such as fire and grazing, to maintain their health and stability. Periodic disturbances help control invasive species, add nutrients back into the soil, germinate plant seeds, enhance wildlife habitat, and more. In Minnesota habitat managers have used fire as a disturbance tool for decades but the use of grazing has been much rarer, mostly because of a lack of necessary infrastructure such as fencing.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Mahnomen
Norman
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Stearns
Stevens
Traverse
Wilkin
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000

The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota planned for the cultural alignment of the permanent Children's Museum's art curation, signage, and interactive experiences. The primary focus of this cultural content related to southern Minnesota including Dakota art, culture, and heritage and complemented the Exhibit Development and Fabrication Legacy grant goals.

Blue Earth
Brown
Nicollet
Olmsted
Rice
Sibley
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

In 2007, the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) conducted an environmental scan of early learning opportunities for children in southern Minnesota. It became apparent that the region creates few opportunities for children to engage in self-directed learning experiences in social settings; in particular, opportunities that create access to arts, culture, and heritage. This is still true today.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Marshall
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Mountain Lake Public Schools
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,995
Meander by Art
Cottonwood
Recipient
Cottonwood County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

The 11th Grade English and Social Studies students of Windom Area High School (WAHS), the Cottonwood County Historical Society (CCHS), and the American Legion (AL) Post #206 developed a project centered on collecting the experiences of living war Veterans by interviewing, writing, publishing in book format, and promoting the stories of Veterans from CC who have served in the military.

Cottonwood
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Minnesota Festival Support
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Carver
Brown
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Minnesota Festival Support
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Watonwan
Steele
McLeod
Waseca
Rice
Faribault
Brown
Cottonwood
Jackson
Martin
Freeborn
Sibley
Scott
Dakota
Carver
Olmsted
Hennepin
Winona
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,979
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Watonwan
Steele
McLeod
Waseca
Rice
Faribault
Brown
Cottonwood
Jackson
Martin
Freeborn
Sibley
Scott
Dakota
Carver
Olmsted
Hennepin
Winona
Recipient
International Institute of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,479
Festival of Nations
Ramsey
Dakota
Winona
St. Louis
Hennepin
Mower
Stearns
Steele
Aitkin
Kandiyohi
Brown
Anoka
Washington
Lac qui Parle
Meeker
McLeod
Carlton
Hubbard
Waseca
Yellow Medicine
Le Sueur
Chippewa
Wright
Chisago
Carlton
Itasca
Freeborn
Cass
Clay
Sherburne
Scott
Blue Earth
Mille Lacs
Lyon
Todd
Olmsted
Fillmore
Sibley
Becker
Pine
Morrison
Renville
Douglas
Goodhue
Wabasha
Carver
Otter Tail
Rice
Martin
Polk
Recipient
North House Folk School
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,500
Minnesota Festival Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Wright