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Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,723
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$184,244

Minnesota’s twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Palmville Press and Publishing, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts Legacy Grant

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Jackson
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Lake
Le Sueur
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Norman
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wadena
Watonwan
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Warroad Summer Theatre
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

Arts Legacy Grant: General Operating

Lake of the Woods
Roseau
Koochiching
Pennington
Recipient
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clay
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Polk
Recipient
Lake of the Woods Art Guild
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,918
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Isanti
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Roseau
Recipient
Bemidji MusiCamp
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
McLeod
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Traverse
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Depot Preservation Alliance
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Beltrami
Cass
Cook
Crow Wing
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Pennington
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,565

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Roseau
Recipient
Lake of the Woods High School
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools
Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Pequana Playhouse
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,720

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Lake of the Woods Art Guild
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

Community Arts Support Grant

Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Susan K. Waughtal
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Established Artist

Beltrami
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Houston
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mower
Ramsey
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota DNR and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council work with forest landowners, managers and loggers to implement a set of voluntary sustainable forest management guidelines that include water quality best management practices (BMPs) to ensure sustainable habitat, clean water, and productive forest soils, all contributing to healthy watersheds. This project will monitor the implementation of these forest management guidelines and BMPs on forested watersheds in MN.

Fillmore
Goodhue
Wabasha
Winona
Carlton
Houston
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Roseau
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Lake
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Sherburne
St. Louis
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,888
Fund Source

This project will complete the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) for the Lake Superior North watershed. Two segments of the Flute Reed River are impaired for aquatic life due to elevated turbidity and total suspended solids. The lower Poplar River is also listed as impaired but significant progress has occurred in the last 10 years. A TMDL and implementation plan have been completed for the lower Poplar River impairment. All other waters meet water quality standards and will be considered for protection measures.

Cook
Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Lake of the Woods SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$305,620
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,412
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,202
Fund Source

The Lake of the Woods (LOW) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study will: (1) identify water quality goals for the Minnesota portions of the LOW/Rainy River Watershed; (2) recommend nutrient allocations to achieve TMDLs where waters do not meet standards; and (3) provide opportunities for stakeholders to engage in the process of watershed-management planning to adopt protection and restoration strategies. The project will include existing in-lake and watershed model updates, TMDL component development, restoration plan development, and public participation.

Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Lake of the Woods SWCD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,956
Fund Source

The Rainy River - Rainy Lake, Rainy River - Baudette and Rapid River Watershed Assessments will include the waters of the Baudette River, Black River, Peppermint Creek, Rapid River, Rat Root River and Winter Road River in Koochiching and Lake of the Woods Counties. This assessment focuses on collection of water chemistry and field parameters at the 12 key sites identified and modified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Five of the sites will have extra total phosphorus and chlorophyll analysis completed as identified by the MPCA for collecting river nutrients.

Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Fund Source

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is a co-sponsor and assists with a portion of the financial support for the International Rainy River-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum.

Cook
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
St. Louis
Recipient
Houston Engineering Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,477
Fund Source

This project will address Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and public comments on draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) reports, preliminary draft TMDL studies, and public noticed TMDL studies and WRAPS reports for the Lower Red River Watershed and the Lake of the Woods Watershed and produce final versions of the TMDL studies and WRAPS reports for each watershed.

Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Roseau
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$94,718

To hire qualified consultants to develop a traveling exhibit on the fur trade in northwest Minnesota.

Becker
Beltrami
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
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
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$61,474
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Recipient
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$328,557
Operating Support
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
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Circus of the Star AKA Circus Juventas
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,632
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$735,661
Operating Support
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
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Recipient
The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts AKA The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,680
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
North House Folk School
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,136
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Duluth-Tweed Museum of Art AKA Tweed Museum of Art
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,272
Operating Support
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wadena
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Recipient
Reif Arts Council AKA Reif Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,679
Operating Support
Aitkin
Beltrami
Cass
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Red Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Koochiching County SWCD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,930
Fund Source

This project will provide an important framework for civic and citizen engagement and communication in the International Rainy River-Lake of the Woods Watershed, which will contribute to long-term public participation in surface water protection and restoration activities.

Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Rainy Lake Community Orchestra
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,246

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Koochiching
St. Louis
Itasca
Beltrami
Lake of the Woods
Hennepin
Ramsey
Stearns
Roseau
Rice
Becker
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,800

To create 30 entries on World War I in Northwest Minnesota for the MNopedia project for online research.

Becker
Beltrami
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
American Bird Conservancy
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,369,000
Fund Source

Restore 3,647 acres of public forest to help meet wildlife and recreational goals within six Minnesota conservation plans, leverage $500,000 from outside sources for forest restoration on private lands and keep Golden-winged Warbler off the ESA.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mille Lacs
Pine
Roseau