Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,790,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  The original proposal planned for 15,000 acres of wetland/shallow lake enhancement to provide critical habitat for each life stage of waterfowl and wetland wildlife.  The six projects subsequently completed with this appropriation enhanced 13,800 acres of wetlands and shallow lakes in the Prarie and Forest/Prairie Ecosections of Minnestoa.

Aitkin
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Freeborn
Jackson
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Polk
Roseau
Todd
Wilkin
Recipient
New London Music Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Swift
Chippewa
Stearns
Benton
Renville
McLeod
Meeker
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Douglas
Hennepin
Dakota
Stevens
Lyon
Grant
Washington
Ramsey
Recipient
Crossing Arts Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$63,287

Arts Access

Aitkin
Benton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
Arts Access
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Lyon
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Olmsted
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Great River Educational Arts Theatre AKA GREAT Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,300
Arts Access
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Recipient
COMPAS, Inc. AKA COMPAS
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,740

Arts Learning

Anoka
Benton
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Recipient
20 Theatre Company Twin Cities AKA 20% Theatre Company
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
Benton
Blue Earth
Clay
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Stearns
St. Louis
Winona
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
Arts Tour Minnesota
Benton
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Stearns
Recipient
Community Celebration of Place
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,508
Arts Tour Minnesota
Aitkin
Becker
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Clay
Cook
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Sherburne
Stearns
Wadena
Recipient
Patrick J. Dewane
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,960
Arts Tour Minnesota
Becker
Benton
Cass
Goodhue
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Meeker
Otter Tail
Rice
Roseau
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Great Northern Union Chorus
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,768
Arts Tour Minnesota
Aitkin
Beltrami
Benton
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Otter Tail
Pope
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District, Darren Newville, District Manager, darren.newville@mn.nacdnet.net (218) 631-3195 ext. 3
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,338
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,337
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,724
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,852
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$114,991
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has signed a Joint Powers Agreement with Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Becker
Benton
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Kandiyohi
Morrison
Otter Tail
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
Elk River Area Arts Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Art Support
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Isanti
Anoka
Benton
Stearns
Recipient
Great River Chorale
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,991
Community Art Support
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Art Support
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Anoka
Mille Lacs
Ramsey
Stearns
Benton
Isanti
Recipient
Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Art Support
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Visual Arts Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Community Art Support

Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Art Support
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Recipient
Saint Cloud Municipal Band
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200
Community Arts Support
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Central Minnesota Art Co-op
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,932

ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant

Benton
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Sherburne
Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,000

Over 527,000 acres of unmanaged woodlands are being used for livestock grazing throughout Minnesota. Managing these grazed woodlands based on the use of best management practices can provide environmental and economic opportunities, including improved water quality, maximized forage production, and higher-quality timber. The best management practices involved are commonly used in other parts of the country with other types of ecosystems, but have not been widely adopted in Minnesota due to a lack of knowledge and experience with implementing them within the ecosystems of Minnesota.

Beltrami
Benton
Carver
Cass
Crow Wing
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
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
Great River Regional Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,097
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,097

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, 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 public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Benton
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
RESPEC
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$396,300
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to continue and finalize HSPF watershed model construction and complete the calibration/validation process.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Marshall
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,400
Fund Source

Little Rock Creek, a cold-water trout stream in central Minnesota, is impaired due to the lack of trout and other cold water fish. The trout are absent because of high water temperatures, low dissolved oxygen and high nitrate levels, stressors caused from a lack of base flow and overuse of groundwater. This project continues a 2011 initiative to assist irrigators in the Little Rock Creek groundwater recharge area with managing the timing and amount of irrigation applied to their crops.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Benton County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Benton
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,350,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,350,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800,000
Fund Source

This project will create a high accuracy elevation dataset - critical for effectively planning and implementing water quality projects - for the state of Minnesota using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and geospatial mapping technologies. Although some areas of the state have been mapped previously, many counties remain unmapped or have insufficient or inadequate data. This multi-year project, to be completed in 2012, is a collaborative effort of Minnesota's Digital Elevation Committee and partners with county surveyors to ensure accuracy with ground-truthing.

Anoka
Benton
Carlton
Carver
Cook
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kanabec
Lake
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
St. Louis
Washington
Recipient
LimnoTech
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,730
Fund Source

Refinement of the Sediment Recution Strategy through incorporation of feedback gather during 30-day comment period.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,284,104
Fund Source

This project supports monitoring and assessment activities by MPCA EAO staff and includes lab analysis, equipment, and fieldwork expenses associated with monitoring and assessment activities within the described priority watersheds. Lake Monitoring: Lakes are monitored for nutrients, clarity and other information to provide the data needed to assess the aquatic recreation use support. Biological and Water Chemistry Stream Monitoring: Monitoring to assess the conditions of streams in each watershed.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Itasca
Jackson
Kittson
Koochiching
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to analyze and document database architecture, platform, table structures, systems and data fields at six Minnesota agencies (Board of Soil and Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources, MN Department of Agriculture, MN Department of Health, Metropolitan Council, and MN Pollution Control Agency) for 30+ databases related to water.

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
Stearns History Museum and Research Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,069
To digitize part of a large collection of photo negatives in order to broaden public accessibility.
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Recipient
American Craft Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,250

Operating Support

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
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
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Inc. AKA The Anderson Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,868

Operating Support

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clearwater
Dakota
Dodge
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,116

Operating Support

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
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
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$302,092

Operating Support

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Wright
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,945

Operating Support

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,315

Operating Support

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Wright
Recipient
COMPAS, Inc. AKA COMPAS
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,557

Operating Support

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Carver
Dakota
Dodge
Hennepin
Houston
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Mower
Olmsted
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Stevens
Washington
Wright