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Recipient
Macalester College
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Ramsey
Recipient
University of St. Thomas
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,000

The occurrences of contaminants including antibiotics, other pharmaceuticals, and personal care products in the environment have gained increasing attention in recent years because of their potential health and ecological impacts. However, serious gaps remain in our understanding of these contaminants and the significance of the threats they may pose, such as to drinking water. Through this appropriation scientists at the University of St.

Anoka
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Wabasha
Wright
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,568

Art Project Grant

St. Louis
Recipient
City of Rushmore
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
Nobles
Jackson
Pipestone
Rock
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

Artist in Residence

Stearns
Recipient
Kearney International Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,975

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Recipient
Martin Luther College AKA Summit Avenue Music Series
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Nicollet
Sibley
Watonwan
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts Learning Grant

St. Louis
Recipient
University of St. Thomas
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Recipient
Carleton College
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of Carleton College's Chapel and Chaplaincy.

Statewide
Rice
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/USGS
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$252,970
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$247,604
Fund Source

A cooperative study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Department of Health to assess groundwater and surface-water interactions in lakes in the northeast Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (TCMA), including White Bear Lake. An important product of the study was the creation of a groundwater-flow model focused on the northeast TCMA. The groundwater flow model is available for future use to assess the effects of groundwater withdrawals on lake levels as well as to describe other groundwater and surface-water interactions.

Anoka
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
USDA-NASS, Douglas Hartwig, Director (651) 201-6030
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,826
Fund Source

The MDA partnered with the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) and University of Minnesota researchers to collect information about fertilizer use and farm management. Surveys were conducted over the phone. NASS staff are highly skilled at obtaining critical information over the phone with minimal time and burden on the producer.In 2011, the survey focused on the southeast region of Minnesota. The survey was designed to gather information about nitrogen fertilizer rates, timing of nitrogen application and use of nitrogen inhibitors.

Blue Earth
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Recipient
United States Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

Duluth area streams received over 10 inches of rainfall on June 19 and June 20, 2012. This "500 year event" provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to further understand sediment movement and stream channel alterations due to an event of this magnitude.

St. Louis
Recipient
Funding is awarded to projects selected by the evaluation committee. This is a competitive process.
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$662,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$663,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$787,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$788,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

The  goals of the program are to evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices, identify underlying processes that affect water quality, and develop technologies to target critical areas of the landscape. Funded projects provide current and accurate scientific data on the environmental impacts of agricultural practices and help to develop or revise agricultural practices that reduce environmental impacts while maintaining farm profitability.

Statewide
Recipient
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600

To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.

Ramsey
Recipient
Concordia College Corp
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

Plan and implement a five-day immersion methodology training session for 20 Dakota participants, with a follow up weekend workshop. Create a thematic based immersion curriculum, along with assessment tools, for Dakota learners that will be available in print and via an interactive web page. Implement two successful intergenerational immersion sessions for a total of 80 participants, by hiring/training leaders and staff.

Recipient
Concordia College Corp.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,000

2010 Grant Activities Plan and implement a five-day immersion methodology training session for 20 Dakota participants, with a follow up weekend workshop. Create a thematic based immersion curriculum, along with assessment tools, for Dakota learners that will be available in print and via an interactive web page. Implement two successful intergenerational immersion sessions for a total of 80 participants, by hiring/training leaders and staff. Grant Amount $100,000

Recipient
St. Cloud State University
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,240
To scientifically determine age of recovered archaeological artifacts.
Lake
Recipient
Lower Sioux Indian Community
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a professional web developer to develop an interactive web application about traditional Dakota cultural and medicinal plants.

Redwood
Renville
Recipient
US Geological Survey
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has identified streamflow alteration as a key stressor on aquatic life, but the characteristics of streamflow alteration acting as stressors have not been identified in the MPCA Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) process. Without indices that characterize streamflow alteration, the MPCA cannot quantitatively associate metrics of aquatic life condition to streamflow alteration. The lack of quantifiable indices limits the ability of the MPCA to assess environmental streamflow needs for streams and rivers throughout Minnesota.

Statewide
Recipient
Gustavus Adolphus College Archives
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,868
To provide greater access to the college's pre-1920 newspapers through a digital conversion project.
Nicollet
Recipient
Concordia University, St. Paul
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,342

To digitize a collection of oral history interviews in order to broaden public accessibility.

Statewide
Recipient
Macalester College
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,910
To digitize part of a large collection of archival audio recordings in order to allow the public greater access to this historic resource.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Voyageurs National Park
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293,000
Koochiching
St. Louis
Recipient
USGS
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

Ballast water - water carried in tanks on ships to help provide stability and aid steering - is likely the single greatest source for introduction of non-native and invasive aquatic species. Ballast water is collected in one body of water and discharged into another body of water, usually large distances apart. At least one new invasive species is found in the Great Lakes every year, with Lake Superior being particularly at risk. Scientists from the U.S.

Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,157
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$380,930
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,060
Fund Source

This project will determine the magnitude and frequency of contamination from endocrine active compounds (EAC's) and other contaminants of emerging concern in shallow groundwater in non-agricultural areas of Minnesota. EACs and other contaminants of emerging concern in this study include compounds typically found in waste water, including, pharmaceutical compounds, antibiotics, and hormones. This project supports the third phase, including laboratory analysis of samples for an additional 80 wells to be sampled by MPCA staff.

Statewide
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$527,269
Fund Source

US Geological Survey-MN Water Science Center will complete laboratory analysis of groundwater samples for endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and other emerging contaminants of interest, including organic waste water compounds, pharmaceuticals, and endrocrine active compounds, and report results. MPCA staff will complete sample collection tasks. The USGS National Water Quality Laboratory and the Kansas Water Science Center Laboratory will perform the laboratory analyses.

Statewide
Recipient
Carleton College
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,200

To hire qualified professionals to edit an essay on the history of Carleton College in the 1960s.

Statewide
Rice
Recipient
Dunwoody College of Technology
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of Dunwoody College.
Statewide
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Macalester College
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,550
To conduct a Phase I archaeological survey of 150 acres in the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, Inver Grove Heights
Ramsey
Recipient
United States Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,481
Fund Source

Groundwater sample collection and analysis will be conducted for contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) at large subsurface treatment systems (LSTS) and rapid infiltration basins (RIB), using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methodology. Results from the ELISA analysis will be reported to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and used to conduct follow-up investigations at a select number of these sites.

Statewide
Recipient
Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,959
Fund Source

The stream monitoring will follow the stream monitoring parameters and frequency tables outlined in the Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) Request for Proposals (RFP). Specifically over the two-year grant period, monitoring will include 19 sets of field measurements for specific conductance, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, secchi tube readings, and one upstream photograph at each visit.

Red Lake
Recipient
United States Geological Survey
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$231,946
Fund Source

Groundwater sample collection and analysis will be conducted for contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) at large subsurface treatment systems (LSTS) and rapid infiltration basins (RIB), using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methodology. Results from the ELISA analysis will be reported to the MPCA and used to conduct follow-up investigations at a select number of these sites.

Statewide
Recipient
Gustavus Adolphus College (Hillstrom Museum of Art)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,005

To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.

Nicollet
Recipient
Concordia University (Library)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,285
To hire a qualified professional to conduct a preservation assessment survey of an art collection.
Ramsey
Recipient
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,750

To transcribe 30 hours of oral history interviews about the history of the Knut Koupee music store.

Hennepin
Recipient
Hamline University Law Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,190
To conduct and transcribe oral history interviews of several Hamline University School of Law faculty members, to commemmorate the 40th anniversary of the school's founding.
Hennepin
Recipient
US Fish and Wildlife Service
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Recipient
Concordia College, Moorhead
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Recipient
US Fish and Wildlife Service
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Statewide