To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for the Andrew J. Volstead House, a National Historic Landmark.
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a condition assessment of the Walters Jail, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
To conduct oral history interviews with the few remaining Dakota-as-a-first language speakers. In July 2011, KARE-TV featured the project as part of its "Land of 10,000 Stories" series.
To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on the importance of water in Dakota history in Minnesota.
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an architectural study of Hotel Sacred Heart, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.