Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Hormel Historic Home
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,586
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.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,172
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.
Mower
Recipient
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,465
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.
Lac qui Parle
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
Ducks Unlimited
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,528,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited enhanced 6,882 wetland acres through the bio-engineering and installation of water control structures on managed shallow lake outlets for Minnesota DNR, and protected 76 wetland and 103 upland acres on a shallow lake through a purchased conservation easement.

Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Lac qui Parle
Murray
Polk
Stearns
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,790,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  The original proposal planned for 15,000 acres of wetland/shallow lake enhancement to provide critical habitat for each life stage of waterfowl and wetland wildlife.  The six projects subsequently completed with this appropriation enhanced 13,800 acres of wetlands and shallow lakes in the Prarie and Forest/Prairie Ecosections of Minnestoa.

Aitkin
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Freeborn
Jackson
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Polk
Roseau
Todd
Wilkin
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,960,000
Fund Source

The proposal was to accelerate the protection of 1,220 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting. Over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 11 parcels for a total of 1,484.05 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,220 acres by 264.05 acres.  Breaking down acres by ecological section we acquired 876 acres in the metro, 152 acres in the forest/prairie, and 456 acres in the prairie.  We have a balance of $52,798 that will be returned to the Fund despite exceeding our acre goals.

Brown
Carver
Cottonwood
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Murray
Pipestone
Renville
Stearns
Stevens
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,830,000
Fund Source

The program was to accelerate the protection of 1,230 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota. Over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 14 parcels for a total of 1,240.79 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,230 acres by 10.79 acres.  Breaking down acres by ecological section we acquired 160 acres in the forest/prairie and 1,080.79 acres in the prairie.  We have a balance that will be returned to the Fund despite exceeding our acre goals.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clay
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lyon
Mahnomen
Murray
Rice
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,934
To add 122 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Mower
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
Peer Engineering
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,910
Fund Source

Peer Engineering, Inc. (Peer) will evaluate and recommend to MPCA groundwater monitoring staff prospective sites/locations for the installation of groundwater monitoring wells to evaluate contaminant/pollutant concentrations from various sources. Peer will oversee the installation of monitoring wells by retaining a state drilling contractor or preparing bid documents to retain well driller through the Department of Administration. Superfund staff will assist in the project by providing oversight of contractual requirements and provide technical assistance as needed.

Dakota
Hennepin
Mower
Rice
Washington
Recipient
Kanabec SWCD
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$165,590
Fund Source

The Ann River Watershed is a sub-watershed of the Snake River Watershed located within the St. Croix River Basin. The Ann River watershed includes Ann Lake, Fish Lake, Ann River and its tributaries. This project will focus on watershed load reductions. Based on the strategies found in the Implementation Plan, the first priority will be to target the animal and cropland - agricultural areas on the Ann River and its tributaries. The second priority will be to target the lake shore and streambank areas in the non-agricultural areas.

Kanabec
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Concert by Neal and Leandra and performance by Theatreworks USA -- The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Cantus concert and student choral master class
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Cottonwood
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Recipient
Upper Minnesota River Valley Regional Development Commission AKA Meander Art Crawl
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Chippewa
Swift
Recipient
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
Art Project
Swift
Big Stone
Chippewa
Stevens
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Big Stone Arts Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,215
Art Project
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Lyon
Lincoln
Hennepin
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Art Project
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Renville
Chippewa
Recipient
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Art Project
Yellow Medicine
Chippewa
Renville
Pope
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Art Project
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Lyon
Swift
Recipient
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,452
Art Project
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley Community Education
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,380

Art Project

Big Stone
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
New London Music Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Swift
Chippewa
Stearns
Benton
Renville
McLeod
Meeker
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Douglas
Hennepin
Dakota
Stevens
Lyon
Grant
Washington
Ramsey
Recipient
Judith A. Saye-Willis
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Pipestone
Rice
Rock
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Watonwan
Winona
Recipient
Karl R. Unnasch
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Artist Initiative
Dodge
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Austin Public Schools
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dodge
Freeborn
Mower
Steele
Recipient
Fillmore Central High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Artists in Education
Fillmore
Houston
Olmsted
Mower
Recipient
Austin Area Commission for the Arts AKA Historic Paramount Theatre
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,760
A year long project to engage new audience members in the undeserved Hispanic and Sudanese population in the Austin area.
Mower
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$41,232
Elementary students of the Dawson-Boyd School District will experience multicurricular learning by creating with five roster artists in the areas of music, storytelling, theater, poetry, mosaics, and interdisciplinary art through school residencies and community activities.
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Sticks and Stones - an art and cultural festival
Kanabec
Recipient
Northwestern Singers of Austin Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Annual spring concert
Mower
Recipient
Rebecca J. Utecht
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Equipment grant (felt rolling machine) and community felting projects
Kanabec
Recipient
Shelley Bragelman
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Artistic photography workshop and exhibit
Kanabec
Recipient
Terri Huro
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Wild Minnesota photography project and exhibit
Kanabec
Recipient
Kelli Maag
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,447
Natually Minnesota photography project and exhibit
Kanabec
Recipient
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800
Arts Project Grant
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Carlton
Pine
Hennepin
St. Louis
Lake
Koochiching
Ramsey
Dakota
Sherburne
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Recipient
Appleton-Milan Elementary School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Arts in the Schools
Swift
Chippewa
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Arts in the Schools
Lac qui Parle
Swift
Chippewa