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Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Becker
Big Stone
Clay
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Swift
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
$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
DNR - Fisheries & Wildlife
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,505,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife completed 26 project affecting 7,603 acres, including three wetland restoration projects restoring 97 acres, 18 shallow lake enhancement projects enhancing 7,154 wetland acres, and five fee-title land acquisition projects protecting 352 acres.

Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Polk
Pope
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Wright
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
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,837

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Goodhue County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,325

The Goodhue County Historical Society purchased 61 rolls of microfilm covering recent editions of Cannon Falls, Kenyon and Zumbrota newspapers as well as early editions of the Red Wing newspapers.

Goodhue
Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cook
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Blue Earth County Drainage Authority
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$485,000

This project is a model for future drainage projects across the state and represents a fundamental shift in the way rural drainage systems interact with the landscape. This is a community-based water quality and treatment demonstration project in which landowners, local government, and state agencies have developed a watershed approach to improving water quality and replacing outdated drainage systems. The project will improve water quality, improve wildlife habitat, and develop a process for future projects by constructing water quality features within the 6,000 acre watershed.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Lesley N. Arimah
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Research for a project focusing on pre-Colonial Nigerian culture that will culminate in a series of readings from a creative work.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Laporte Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,950
Artists Ross Sutter and Margo McCreary will conduct a two-week artist in residency at Laporte Elementary School in which K-6 students will create and study birds, bird habitat, song, diet, flight, and more.
Hubbard
Recipient
Red Wing Arts Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,585
The Play in the Park project will bring to Red Wing the Live Action Set Minneapolis theater group's production of, The 7-Shot Symphony, including a youth workshop and after-production.
Goodhue
Recipient
Red Wing Brass Band, Inc. AKA The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,530
The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, based in Red Wing, will perform for audiences in Milaca and Princeton.
Goodhue
Recipient
Lauren J. Pelon
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,990
Pelon will collaborate with writer Gary Holthaus to present, The Story of Music-Stories from Home, a program of music and spoken word, at seventeen arts centers, museums, and libraries in Minnesota.
Goodhue
Recipient
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,340
Funds will assist Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning to offer opportunities to experience the work of regional and local poets at four poetry readings and to attend a play about classic American poet Emily Dickinson.
Hubbard
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Funds will help the Northern Light Opera Company present six performances of “The Music Man” July 29 - August 7, 2011 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium.
Hubbard
Recipient
City of Park Rapids
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funds will assist the city of Park Rapids to purchase a portable stage to create a safe performance space for arts activities and to help make these activities more accessible to all.
Hubbard
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,400
Funds will assist Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council to produce “Art Leap 2011”, a 2-day “open studio event,” including a driving tour of artists’ studios and other cultural destinations, live performances and a variety of workshops.
Hubbard
Recipient
Arts 'N More
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will present their two day arts festival.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will continue children's art programming, complete a mural project, offer workshops, and support the Art Bin.
Blue Earth
Recipient
CityArt Sculpture Walk
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To fund a new initiative featuring a juried exhibit of original outdoor sculptures by professional artists, on display year-around.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will maintain on-going dance programs and stipend for the Dance Program Coordinator.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band AKA Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band Parent Assn.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will present their 33rd season as the premier youth marching band for the greater Mankato area.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will install track lighting and movable panels in the gallery and stipend for the part-time administrative position.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will coordinate the 19th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council’s Juried Art Exhibition.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Community Band
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
They will perform free outdoor concerts in Sibley Park, Mankato.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
They will perform 4 concerts; develop marketing strategies to increase audience attendance; and provide a stipend for the musical director.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Ballet Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will present "The Nutcracker" and expand their programming to include guest choreographers and more challenging dance pieces.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
They will present youth choral concerts of the five choirs and provide instrumentalists.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Figure Skating Club
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
They will present their Ice Skating Show and offer choreography and artistic clinics and classes.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will present "Handel With Care" for children and families, and "Music on the Hill," a new chamber music series.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Maple River High School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
They will provide students musical experiences outside the classroom setting, including: concerts, a ballet, and guest clinicians.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will present their 2010-2011 season of four theatre productions, featuring "Hansel and Gretel."
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,900
They will sponsor two public evening concerts featuring ethnic musical groups with one educational activity at a local school.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will sponsor their 30th annual season of monthly readings and workshops for students and the public.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,515
They will perform 3 concerts for their 2010-2011 season, one in conjunction with Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorus Sweet Adelines
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will provide coaching and individual music education for members and develop a high school Barbershop chorus program.
Blue Earth
Recipient
MRCI WorkSource
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,250
They will provide classes and art shows for artists with disabilities; purchase professional frames, glass, and a portable display system.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Musicorum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,325
They will present 3 concerts for their 2010-2011 season.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Project GEM
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
They will provide arts education programs to at risk youth, ages 5-18, within a four county area.
Blue Earth