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Recipient
Wabasha Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,556

In a collaborative effort between the Wabasha Public Library and the Wabasha County Museum the history of the Wabasha area was interpreted in a weekend event focusing on the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and its impact on the "Half-Breed Tract", a reservation of children of mixed Indian and European ancestry. The 1851 signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and the resulting settlement and tourism were analyzed through the perspectives of the native Dakota, the Euro-American tourist and the newly arrived settlers from 1851 to 1861.

Recipient
City of Lake City
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$465
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Recipient
City of Wabasha
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,525
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
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.

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.

Recipient
Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Delene R. Teller
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Matthew J. Winkler
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Brandon J. Kuehn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,175
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Linda K. Rossi
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Lisa S. Truax
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Winona State University AKA Winona State University College of Education
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Artists in Education
Recipient
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
Arts Access
Recipient
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Inc. AKA The Anderson Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,170
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Celebration of a City AKA Rochesterfest
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Great River Shakespeare Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Hambone Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,530
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Chamber Music Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Community and Technical College AKA RCTC Life Program
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Irish Fest
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Music Guild
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,670
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Repertory Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,895
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Recipient
Rural America Arts Partnership
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Tickets for low income, students, seniors and first time patrons.
Recipient
Saint Peter Choral Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$41,051
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,580
Fund Source
Complete section 3 of Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) document for the Cannon and Zumbro Watersheds and provide input to sections 1 and 2.
Recipient
USDA-NASS, Douglas Hartwig, Director (651) 201-6030
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,826
Fund Source

The MDA partnered with the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) and University of Minnesota researchers to collect information about fertilizer use and farm management. Surveys were conducted over the phone. NASS staff are highly skilled at obtaining critical information over the phone with minimal time and burden on the producer.In 2011, the survey focused on the southeast region of Minnesota. The survey was designed to gather information about nitrogen fertilizer rates, timing of nitrogen application and use of nitrogen inhibitors.

Recipient
City of Plainview
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,105
To design, produce, and install historical markers in the City of Plainview to commemorate the Civil War.
Recipient
Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,269,000
Fund Source

In-stream and riparian habitat was enhanced along six reaches of coldwater streams located in existing Aquatic Management Areas. The projects improved habitat for both game and non-game fish and wildlife species uniquely associated with coldwater trout streams and expanded recreational opportunities.

Recipient
The Center for Irish Music
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,627
Community Arts Schools and Conservatories
Recipient
Wabasha Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,304

A general Conservation Assessment of and Long Range Plan for the preservation of the library's local history collections was prepared by Wabasha Public Library. The Library contracted with the Midwest Art Conservation Center to complete the project. The Plan will be used to set preservation policies, to identify storage and environmental needs, to make recommendations for disaster preparedness and to develop policy and procedures for the collections

Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500

The Historical society hired a qualified professional conservator to conduct a general conservation assessment of its collections and provide a long range plan for preservation. The final report summarizes the condition of the collections environment at the Reads Landing School site. Recommendations include a collection review and inventory to be conducted. A comprehensive list of resources and suppliers was also included in the final report.