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Recipient
Freeborn County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,500
Fund Source

The City of Myrtle is an unsewered community in Freeborn County. Thirty-one of thirty-two properties are connected to a community straight pipe, which discharges raw sewage into Deer Creek, a tributary of the Cedar River and are classified as an imminent threat to public health (ITPHS). This project will provide cost-share assistance to 28 low income property owners, who are connected to the City of Myrtle community straight pipe, for construction of individual subsurface sewage treatment systems.

Freeborn
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Becker
Big Stone
Clay
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Swift
Recipient
DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  Recent tiling and ditching have accelerated this situation.  Through this proposal, shallow lakes and wetlands will be designed, constructed, and intensively managed to benefit wetland wildlife and Minnesota residents.

Aitkin
Benton
Freeborn
Isanti
Kittson
Lincoln
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nobles
Pennington
Pope
Roseau
Steele
Todd
Wilkin
Wright
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
Pheasants Forever with USFWS
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,280,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 887 acres of wetlands (353 acres) and grasslands (534 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Clay
Cottonwood
Faribault
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Pope
Sibley
Stearns
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,350,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,362 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Anoka
Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Clay
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Sibley
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Wilkin
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). An atlas is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

Brown
Cass
Dodge
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake
Redwood
St. Louis
Wadena
Washington
Recipient
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,618

126 rolls of microfilmed church records, WPA files, and newspapers were added to the HCSCC collections to broaden public accessibility to primary records.

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

133 microfilmed copies of seven newspapers from the general area were purchased by the Freeborn county Historical society for its research library. The newspapers span the years from 1870 to 2008 and provide a resource for researching family histories, businesses, government agencies, news media and general public infomation.

Freeborn
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,345
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Dodge
Freeborn
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Recipient
Freeborn County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,380
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Freeborn
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
Shell Rock River Watershed District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,127,000
Fund Source

The Albert Lea Lake Management project replaced the previous Albert Lea Lake fix-crest dam with a 3-in-1 structure that included a rock riffle dam, a lake level management structure, and an electric fish barrier. The benefits from this project include improved aquatic and waterfowl habitat, invasive species management, and improved desirable fish populations.

Freeborn
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
Great River Greening
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$747,000
Fund Source

Through funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other leveraged sources, the Anoka Sandplain Partnership restored and enhanced 4,278 acres of oak savanna, prairie, and oak woodland habitat across 11 priority sites.

Anoka
Benton
Isanti
Morrison
Sherburne
Recipient
Anoka Conservation District, Isanti County, Great River Greening, Stearns County SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,190,000
Fund Source

The Anoka Sandplain Partnership (Phase 3) proposal will restore and enhance 2,952 acres of wildlife habitat on priority public lands principally within the Anoka Sandplain Ecological Region within the Metropolitan Urbanizing, Forest-Prairie, and Northern Forest regions.

Anoka
Benton
Isanti
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Recipient
Kari A. Dunn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Stearns
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
Jennifer L. Ackerman AKA Jenn Ackerman
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Cook
Hennepin
Hubbard
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Joshua D. Bindewald
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Carver
Clay
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Hillary A. Berg
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Shirley A. Chouinard AKA Shirl Chouinard
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Emily J. Donovan Carney AKA Emily Donovan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
St. Louis
Recipient
Brandon J. Kuehn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,175
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Cook
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake
Le Sueur
Ramsey
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Jessica H. Lourey AKA Jess Lourey
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Otter Tail
Stearns
Washington
Recipient
Travis J. Lusk
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,315
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Blue Earth
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Pipestone
Ramsey
Winona
Recipient
Alison G. Malone
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Clay
Hennepin
Ramsey
Sherburne
Steele
Recipient
Julie A. Sirek
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Clay
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Recipient
Carrie E. Thompson AKA Carrie Elizabeth Thompson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Recipient
Skylar Fynboh
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Artist/Mentor Grant
Beltrami
Hubbard
Recipient
Laporte Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,950
Artists Ross Sutter and Margo McCreary will conduct a two-week artist in residency at Laporte Elementary School in which K-6 students will create and study birds, bird habitat, song, diet, flight, and more.
Hubbard
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,000
This season features four performances, beginning in October 2010 and ending in April 2011: Cellist Zuill Bailly, the Vienna Choir Boys, the Harlem Gospel Choir, and gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos with his band of gypsy musicians.
Clay
Recipient
Nordic Arts Alliance
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,760
Nordic Arts Alliance presents the Viking world/roots tribal contemporary music band Krauka from Denmark/Iceland in a rural and urban Northern Minnesota tour September 2010 with project components including master classes, school and library workshops, and public performances.
Clay
Recipient
Nordic Arts Alliance
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,919
Nordic Arts Alliance in Moorhead, in cooperation with local colleges, is building new relationships with 18-24-year-old underserved audience members to overcome barriers to understanding, appreciation, and participation in contemporary and tribal Nordic arts in Minnesota.
Clay
Recipient
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,340
Funds will assist Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning to offer opportunities to experience the work of regional and local poets at four poetry readings and to attend a play about classic American poet Emily Dickinson.
Hubbard
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will help the Northern Light Opera Company present six performances of “The Music Man” July 29 - August 7, 2011 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium.
Hubbard
Recipient
City of Park Rapids
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funds will assist the city of Park Rapids to purchase a portable stage to create a safe performance space for arts activities and to help make these activities more accessible to all.
Hubbard