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Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Sherburne
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
DNR
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300,000
Fund Source

The table below provides a short summary of the acres and sites accomplished. We enhanced or restored 59,495 acres in 458 separate habitat projects.Project Type # Sites # AcresFencing for conserv grazing 6 721grassland conversion 33 1,124Invasive Species Control 43 1,599mowing 3 104Prescribed burn 214 48,368Restoration 13 123Woody Removal 146 7,457

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lyon
Meeker
Morrison
Norman
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Roseau
Statewide
Stearns
Stevens
Traverse
Washington
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,791,000
Fund Source

This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Olmsted
Pine
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Wadena
Winona
Recipient
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
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
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
City of Hinckley
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,900

ACHF Grant for Organizations

Pine
Recipient
Pine City Arts Council
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600

ACHF Grant for Organizations

Pine
Recipient
East Central Minnesota Chorale
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,569
Choral Risers and Shell - Equipment Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
East Central Minnesota Chorale
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,988

Unum Vox, ECMC High School Honor Choir

Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Hinckley-Finlayson High School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,830

Copper Street Brass Quintet Performances and Residency

Pine
Recipient
Pine Center for the Arts, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000

Personnel Grant IV

Pine
Recipient
Saint Croix River Education District AKA We R Able
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,165

Dance demonstrations, dance at art exhibits, and Norwegian Music!

Chisago
Pine
Recipient
Kanabec County Soil and Water Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,265
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source

This project will be a complete TMDL report for the Biota and Bacteria (E. coli) impairments for the Ann River Watershed. The water bodies associated with these impairments will then be removed from the MPCA’s impaired waters list, and implementation activities to restore the water bodies will begin.

Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
DNR
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,748,000
Fund Source

This program permanently protected approximately 953 acres (10.3-miles) of lake and warm water stream shoreline through fee title and permanent easement acquisition and secured 73 acres (4.8-miles) of permanent habitat management easements that include angler access.

Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Goodhue
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Pine
St. Louis
Winona
Recipient
Metropolitan Council-Environmental Services
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites.
Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek.
Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek,Riley Creek, and Valley Creek tributary to the St. Croix River

Anoka
Benton
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
The Duluth Superior Film Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Art Project Grant
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Koochiching
Itasca
Aitkin
Carlton
Pine
Recipient
The Duluth Superior Film Festival
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Koochiching
Itasca
Aitkin
Carlton
Pine
Recipient
Lyric Opera of the North
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

St. Louis
Lake
Itasca
Hubbard
Carlton
Pine
Aitkin
Cass
Beltrami
Recipient
Duluth Superior Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Koochiching
Itasca
Aitkin
Carlton
Pine
Recipient
Lyric Opera of the North
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Carlton
Pine
Kanabec
Chisago
Cass
Itasca
Koochiching
Beltrami
Recipient
Duluth Superior Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Koochiching
Itasca
Aitkin
Carlton
Pine
Recipient
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,936

Art Project Grant

Aitkin
Beltrami
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Wadena
Cass
Todd
St. Louis
Koochiching
Itasca
Carlton
Kanabec
Lake
Cook
Pine
Recipient
Susan A. Foss
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Aitkin
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clearwater
Hennepin
Isanti
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Recipient
Nathan E. Hanson AKA Nathan Hanson
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500

Artist Initiative

Beltrami
Blue Earth
Fillmore
Itasca
Pine
Ramsey
Recipient
Inna L. Valin
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Carver
Hennepin
Pine
Ramsey
Steele
Recipient
Guy M. Wagner
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Clay
Clearwater
Hennepin
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Red Lake
Recipient
Delene R. Teller
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Jackson
Koochiching
Lake
Lincoln
Lyon
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Pine
Pipestone
Rice
Rock
St. Louis
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Natalie Nowytski
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,400
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Barbara J. Claussen
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Rice
Goodhue
Ramsey
Hennepin
Chisago
Pine
Benton
Stearns
Chippewa
Otter Tail
Carlton
Crow Wing
Itasca
St. Louis
Winona
Waseca
Recipient
Joseph H. Ford AKA Joey Ford
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Carlton
Pine
Itasca
Cass
Pipestone
Olmsted
Hennepin
Houston
Fillmore
Winona
Wabasha
Chippewa
Hubbard
Recipient
Brian T. Miller
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Artist Initiative
Pine
Carlton
Beltrami
Goodhue
Lake
Recipient
Sarah L. Stonich
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
St. Louis
Cook
Carlton
Lake
Hennepin
Ramsey
Dakota
Ramsey
Itasca
Koochiching
Pine
Carlton
Anoka
Aitkin
Hubbard
Scott
Recipient
Moira B. Bateman
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Chippewa
Clearwater
Cook
Fillmore
Hennepin
Pine
Polk
St. Louis
Washington
Wilkin
Recipient
Jan D. Elftmann
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Cass
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Koochiching
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Recipient
Desiree P. Olson AKA Desirée Olson
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Brown
Hennepin
Lake
Pine
Renville
St. Louis
Wabasha
Recipient
Norman County Agricultural Society AKA Norman County Fair
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000

Arts Legacy Grant

Norman
Polk
Clay
Mahnomen
Recipient
Sand Hill Settlement Historical Society AKA Sand Hill Settlement Arts
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Arts Legacy Grant

Polk
Norman