Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

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
Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
Fund Source

The Lake Superior Beach Monitoring and Notification Program exists to test recreational beach water and notify the public if bacteria levels become unsafe. This project will expand the Beach Program to include additional outreach efforts, sanitary surveys and testing of new technologies to improve the Beach Program. Monitoring results will be used to inform the public, find the sources of bacterial contamination and address polluted runoff from improper waste disposal.

Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Zoological Garden
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,838
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,085

 Legacy Farm Program

Legacy funds allow the Minnesota Zoo to extend the season of the Wells Fargo Family Farm beyond its historical May to September season to include full programming and exhibits from April through November. 

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
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
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and is commonly found in groundwater throughout much of Minnesota. The occurrence and distribution of arsenic in groundwater is difficult to predict. Research is steadily increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and geologic conditions that determine arsenic occurrence in groundwater. The arsenic concentration in a new well, measured at the time of construction, is sometimes higher or lower, compared to subsequent sampling results.

Anoka
Becker
Carlton
Carver
Clay
Hennepin
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Norman
Otter Tail
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
City of Iron Junction
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,066
Fund Source

Drill well to clear pump for borehole geophysical survey on well 2. Purchase spill response materials to be better prepared in case of spill or train derailment.

St. Louis
Recipient
Sunset Bar & Grill
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,398
Fund Source

Install treatment. Add filtration, tank and monitoring equipment.

St. Louis
Recipient
Retreat Lodge Resort
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Drill new well

St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal abandoned Municipal Well #2

St. Louis
Recipient
Hope Lutheran Church
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,125
Fund Source

Drill and construct a new well, seal old well, and service line connection from new well

St. Louis
Recipient
Voyageur Park Lodge
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,691
Fund Source

Drill new well. Seal old well.

St. Louis
Recipient
City of Mountain Iron
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,363
Fund Source
Certify wells as sealed and abandoned
St. Louis
Recipient
Virginia Department of Public Utilities
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Development of stakeholders group and selection criteria, emergency preparedness planning review, review of water sources for surrounding cities,
St. Louis
Recipient
Cherry School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,872
Fund Source
Construct new well
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Mountain Iron
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,630
Fund Source

Purchase and installation of electronic magnetic meter and static water level indicators

St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,212
Fund Source
Potential contaminants database; Management of sites with documented environmental contamination; Public education
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Gilbert
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Removal of 1,000 gallon fuel oil tank; New heating system
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Buhl
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,973
Fund Source
Remove old underground fuel tank; Install WHP perimeter signs
St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,544
Fund Source
Continue PCSI update; Manage, identify sites with documented environmental contamination; Reminder notices to tank owners regarding leak detection and state and federal regulations; Coordinate training and information session with MPCA and the City Fire D
St. Louis
Recipient
U.S. Steel Keetac
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$169
Fund Source
Develop, print and distribute informational brochure
St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,322
Fund Source
Update existing PCSI; Mail information to well owners in the DWSMA; Informational news release
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Gilbert
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,422
Fund Source
Seal a test well; Remove three electrical transformers that contain PCB-s and are located within the IWMZ; Purchase enviroscape
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Kinney
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Remove two fuel tanks and two furnaces and replace them with one furnace that runs off propane
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Iron Junction
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,813
Fund Source
Generator wiring and transfer switch
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Kinney
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Wiring for the backup generator; generator slab
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Winton
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install security fence around City wells; Update website with information about wellhead protection
St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,400
Fund Source
Update PCSI; Manage sites with documented environmental contamination; Seal unused well
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Buhl
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,215
Fund Source

Improve security by purchasing and installing doors on city's well house, create and publish article on protecting source of water, potential contaminants, and wellhead program.

St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,179
Fund Source

Expansion of file information related to two active leak sites

St. Louis
Recipient
Life of Riley Resort
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct new well
St. Louis
Recipient
Driftwood Lodge and Deer Horn Resort
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Combine the two resorts' water systems and upgrade
St. Louis
Recipient
Nelson's Resort
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,477
Fund Source
Replace filter housing
St. Louis
Recipient
Pine Tree Cove Resort
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Construct a new well
St. Louis
Recipient
St. John's of Saginaw
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250
Fund Source
Seal well and replace well cap
St. Louis
Recipient
Pine Point Lodge and Resort
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,650
Fund Source
Construct new well
St. Louis
Recipient
Grandview Resort
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,550
Fund Source
Install two 2,500 gallon water tanks
St. Louis
Recipient
Gardenwood Resort and Motel
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,434
Fund Source
Connection to City Water; Seal well
St. Louis
Recipient
Ash Riviera Resort
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,601
Fund Source
Construct new well; Seal existing well
St. Louis
Recipient
Sunset Resort
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,868
Fund Source
Construct new well
St. Louis
Recipient
Bimbo's Octagon
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,252
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal existing well
St. Louis