Minnesota's Legacy

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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
$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
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
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
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
Recipient
Rachel Washenberger
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50
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
Louis J. Samsa
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550
Analisa Huschle will mentor with long-time professional guitar instructor Lou Samsa on widening her range of chords and picking progressions, and to delve into the intricacies of guitar composition.
Beltrami
Recipient
Raven Clark
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50
Raven Clark will mentor with visual Malisa VanMaasdam to improve her technical artistic skills in various mediums.
Beltrami
Recipient
Zoey Schlemper
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50
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
The Arc United
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,710
Funds will assist Arc United to host artists Maureen O’Brian and Terry Honstead to mentor adults with disabilities in creating a mural and individual collage art to be on public display throughout the state.
Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will assist the Beltrami County Historical Society to produce “The Middle Years 1941-1963,” a 56-minute TV documentary of Bemidji and Beltrami County which will combine historic overviews of world events and the relationship to our community.
Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji State University
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,260
Funds will assist Bemidji State University Theater to produce William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, in conjunction with a visiting professional costume designer, for the general public and local schools.
Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will assist Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to host a performance with Carol Wincenc, a world-renowned flute soloist, who will also provide a master class to regional music students and symphony players.
Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will help provide opportunities for public education, reflection, and dialogue before and after a performance of Murry Sidlin’s “Defiant Requiem” by the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on May 1, 2011.
Beltrami
Recipient
Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji Area
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,530
Funds will assist Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area to offer courses for Club members, aged 6-18, to learn to draw using charcoal pencil and to learn the basics of pottery on two tabletop potters wheels.
Beltrami
Recipient
Community Systems Support, Inc. AKA Hope House
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,640
Funds will assist CSSI/Hope house in hiring two artists-in-residence to teach painting and writing skills to people with long-term mental illness, and a public exhibition of the completed projects.
Beltrami
Recipient
Hospitality Initiative of Servant Hearts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$930
Funds will assist the Hospitality Initiative of Servant Hearts in hosting a performance of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus in Bemidji.
Beltrami
Recipient
Paul Bunyan Community Theatre Association AKA Paul Bunyan Playhouse
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will assist in supporting the Paul Bunyan Playhouse Professional Summer Theater 2011.
Beltrami
Recipient
Paul Bunyan Community Theatre Association AKA Paul Bunyan Playhouse
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will assist Paul Bunyan Playhouse in offering a drama camp for young actors in grade six through high school from the Bemidji Public Schools Summer Learning Communities.
Beltrami
Recipient
Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club Unit 2
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200
Funds will assist Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club Unit 2 Ponemah to encourage youth and elders to participate in community art projects to help promote the well being of their culture through hands-on experience and verbal awareness.
Beltrami
Recipient
Roy C. Booth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,520
Funds will assist Roy C. Booth in producing a set of three collaborative one act plays and a locally shot film.
Beltrami
Recipient
Aaron B. Tank
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Funds will assist musician Aaron Tank to conduct five song-sharing workshops and folk music performances in Region 2, and give original recordings to workshop participants.
Beltrami
Recipient
Audrey M. Thayer
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,996
Funds will assist the artists to create “Homelessness,” a photography exhibit of the human faces of the homeless.
Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,607

An accurate, up-to-date digital catalog of records was created when the Beltrami County Historical Society purchased and implemented PastPerfect software to monitor and inventory it's collections. A contractor was hired to oversee the project. Three interns were trained to assist with data entry, inventory methods and artifact photography. Paper accession records were entered into the database and missing data on previously digitized records was inserted.

Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

Funds will be used to apply for the 501(c)3 designation, purchasing music folders, music for special concert with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and compensation for the conductor, accompanist and guest musicians.

Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council AKA Bemidji Community Arts Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will allow the Bemidji Community Art Center to hire much needed staff to assist in the implementation of existing programs allowing the organization the opportunity to better serve its members, area artists and the community-at-large.
Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Funding will support rental of permanent costume storage and costume construction space as well as funds to expand our technical capabilities in order to add to the artistic quality of our productions.
Beltrami
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will support he costs of producing the 2010-2011 Orchestra Concert season, delivering three free and four subscription concerts to the people of North Central Minnesota.
Beltrami
Recipient
Northern Artist Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,070
Funds will be used to support the marketing arm of the Northern Artist Association by assisting with monthly expenses and outreach.
Beltrami
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

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
Red Lake Watershed District (RLWD)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,900
Fund Source

This project Phase will collect data, background information, and watershed characteristics within the Red Lake River watershed. This information will be documented within the framework of early draft TMDL Reports (with background information, but no load calculations) for impaired reaches within this watershed and early draft protection plans for the areas in the watershed that are not currently impaired.

Beltrami
Clearwater
Marshall
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Recipient
Red Lake Watershed District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$178,832
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$224,560
Fund Source

The goal of this project is the implementation of a watershed-based total maximum daily load (TMDL) and watershed assessment project.

Beltrami
Marshall
Pennington
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$636,000

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been decimating ash throughout the Great Lake States and is currently advancing into Minnesota, threatening the future of the ash forests that occur across much of the state. Of particular concern is the impact EAB will have on the ecology and functioning of black ash swamps, which cover over one million acres in Minnesota and represent the state’s most common ash forest type. Black ash trees grow and thrive in swamps and occupy a unique wet niche where few other tree species grow.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pine
Roseau
St. Louis
Stearns