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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
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
DNR - Fisheries & Wildlife
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,505,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife completed 26 project affecting 7,603 acres, including three wetland restoration projects restoring 97 acres, 18 shallow lake enhancement projects enhancing 7,154 wetland acres, and five fee-title land acquisition projects protecting 352 acres.

Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Polk
Pope
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Wright
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Morrison
Murray
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Redwood
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,837

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Blue Earth
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
Blue Earth County Drainage Authority
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$485,000

This project is a model for future drainage projects across the state and represents a fundamental shift in the way rural drainage systems interact with the landscape. This is a community-based water quality and treatment demonstration project in which landowners, local government, and state agencies have developed a watershed approach to improving water quality and replacing outdated drainage systems. The project will improve water quality, improve wildlife habitat, and develop a process for future projects by constructing water quality features within the 6,000 acre watershed.

Blue Earth
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
Anoka Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 and $600,000 in FY2011 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.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Cathedral Heritage Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,341

To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,973

The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.

PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.

Ramsey
Recipient
Philip W. Blackburn
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To compose and produce a Harbor Symphony for ships’ horns in Duluth-Superior and a Car-Horn Fanfare at several community events. To install wind-powered sound-sculptures in metro area parks.
Ramsey
Recipient
Felice C. Amato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To research, create, install, and maintain a series of ceramic niches in public sites throughout the state. The niches will contain small, narrative scenes relating to the sites.
Ramsey
Recipient
Lesley N. Arimah
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Research for a project focusing on pre-Colonial Nigerian culture that will culminate in a series of readings from a creative work.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Christine A. Baeumler
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,850
To create a new body of artwork that focuses on the native and invasive species that inhabit the urban Mississippi watershed.
Ramsey
Recipient
Julie A. Buffalohead
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
This project will incorporate local Minnesota materials, and will educate Minnesota citizens about the rich visual and oral traditions of Native people.
Ramsey
Recipient
Julie A. Elhard
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To develop and expand her work as a soloist on the viola da gamba and to boost her presence in the electronic media through the creation of a website.
Ramsey
Recipient
Petronella J. Ytsma
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To research and document effects of exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin on Minnesota Vietnam War veterans, complete a photographic series of intergenerational portraits for exhibition.
Ramsey
Recipient
Sherrie L. Fernandez-Williams
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,200
Work with an established writer who will help nurture her voice, strengthen her manuscript, and educate her on the business of writing. In addition she will host a reading and discussion with other writers.
Ramsey
Recipient
Susan C. Hauser AKA Susan Carol Hauser
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To develop essays based on outings in northern Minnesota's woods and wetlands, including their botanical and cultural history - a merging of earlier work in natural history and recent work in personal essay.
Beltrami
Recipient
Ann E. Millikan
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Swede Hollow - a new opera created in collaboration with Friends of Swede Hollow and original residents of this historic area of Saint Paul, to be premiered in Swede Hollow Park on May 12, 2012.
Ramsey
Recipient
Kari I. Musil
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To compose music for a CD, hire and rehearse musicians, record, and premiere the music. To promote herself through the creation of a Website, and with multiple performances.
Ramsey
Recipient
Kimberly Y. Sueoka AKA Kim Sueoka
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,700
To research and create a full-length professional audio CD, a 12-minute DVD, and two public concerts in Minnesota featuring Hawaiian music on the theme of fresh water.
Ramsey
Recipient
Albra Thao AKA Fres Thao
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
A Hip Hop digital album, CD and vinyl record by an all Hmong American team for mass distribution at Hmong festivals and gatherings as well as through Hip Hop and community events.
Ramsey
Recipient
Denise M. Armstead
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,600
To complete an evening length dance/video piece, workshop it at a domestic violence shelter, perform it at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, and tour it to Silver Bay and Duluth.
Ramsey
Recipient
Valeng D. Cha
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
To define an ethnic voice in his songwriting (process) and record a music CD (product) that examines sociopolitical issues within the Hmong American community using both Hmong and English languages.
Ramsey
Recipient
Aaron A. Gabriel
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To create and compose a new musical theater piece based on the Biblical story of David and Jonathan set in Northern Minnesota using a variety of theatrical techniques.
Ramsey
Recipient
Linda K. Gammell
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200
To produce an artist book of photographs of medicinal plants with writing that contextualizes her interest in botany, photography, and issues of medicine/health/biodiversity.
Ramsey
Recipient
Ka Ly Bliatia AKA Oskar Ly
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist will gain enhanced technical skills and knowledge of production through workshops to produce 4-8 ready-to-sell wearable art pieces to be showcased in the Spring 2012 Art Crawl.
Ramsey
Recipient
Trever J. Nicholas
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To develop a new body of artwork that can be exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. To find venues for that artwork, and construct a Website that accurately promotes his artistic progress.
Ramsey
Recipient
Michael W. Sawyer
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To gather and share traditional Minnesota fiddle tunes with audiences via modern venues and learn Minnesota old-time music and develop resources to preserve these traditions for future generations.
Ramsey
Recipient
Jake Baggenstoss
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Jordan Williams will mentor with visual artist Jake Baggenstoss on shading, 3-D skills, and using color effectively in order to make his art more realistic.
Beltrami
Recipient
Albert C. Belleveau
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Ivan Smith will mentor with experienced sculpture artist Al Belleveau on blacksmithing, welding, and creating metal sculptures.
Beltrami
Recipient
Kristin Gustafson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Kiah Hartung will mentor with visual artist and Trek North art teacher Kristin Gustafson, studying acrylic painting techniques, and drawing from creative inspiration.
Beltrami
Recipient
Kiah Hartung
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50
Kiah Hartung will mentor with visual artist and Trek North art teacher Kristin Gustafson, studying acrylic painting techniques, and drawing from creative inspiration.
Beltrami
Recipient
Nicholas Jackson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Zoey Schlemper will mentor with local visual artist/ graphic designer Nicholas Jackson to gain a better understanding of the relationship of colors, creation of mood, and the process of building a successful professional portfolio.
Beltrami
Recipient
Nicholas Jackson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Rachel Washenberger will mentor with graphic designer and visual artist Nicholas Jackson on improving her drawing techniques and learning to illustrate on a computer.
Beltrami
Recipient
Ivan Smith
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50
Ivan Smith will mentor with experienced sculpture artist Al Belleveau on blacksmithing, welding, and creating metal sculptures.
Beltrami
Recipient
Malisa VanMaasdam
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Raven Clark will mentor with visual Malisa VanMaasdam to improve her technical artistic skills in various mediums.
Beltrami