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Freshwater Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Fund Source

This project will provide support for the 10th Annual Road Salt Symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The symposium brings together environmental organizations, companies that produce winter road de-icing salts and chemicals, scientists, policy-makers and transportation workers. They Symposium provides information on chlorides in our waters and provides innovative and new approaches to help repair our waters and sustain our resources for future generations.

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Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,237,000

This funding is for production and acquisiton grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 129D.18. The following MPTA stations received funding in FY2010:

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70 Years Project
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,000

The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.  The site will feature oral histories from World War II veterans as well as a wartime headline taken from Minnesota newspapers for every day of the war.  The web site will serve as a resource for the general public, as well as for the relatives of the more than 300,000 Minnesotans who fought in the war.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provided for an increase in public service, security and enforcement, maintenance and custodial work at high participation locations during the first two fiscal years of Legacy.

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
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.

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.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,603
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,000
Fund Source

This project aims to accelerate natural resource management activities within state park boundaries

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.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,342

In order to implement its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) projects, the Minnesota Historical Society hired an ACHF Program Coordinator to oversee the program administration. The Society also made investments to support administration of the grants program and to fund expanded financial management and administrative functions. By carefully managing its costs, the Society has adhered to the legislative mandate that institutions not spend more than 2.5 percent on administrative expenses.

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
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.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,952

The Alexander Ramsey House is an 11,000-square-foot mansion that was home to Minnesota's first territorial governor. The mansion contains approximately 14,000 original furnishings and has one of the most intact collections of Victorian-era artifacts in the Midwest.

Despite these assets and a sound public educational program, the site has experienced a steady decline in attendance. Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is supporting a project to understand the reasons for this decline.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890

Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.

One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,853

Partner Organizations: Minnesota Humanities Center and Tribal Colleges.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$525,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

The DNR is working with local communities and an interagency team to define, prioritize, and establish groundwater management areas in Minnesota. Groundwater management areas will have increased data collection and monitoring that allow the state and local communities to understand water supplies, uses, limitations, and threats to natural resources that depend on groundwater. This information will support detailed aquifer protection plans that ensure equitable and sustainable groundwater and drinking water use for the future.

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.
Recipient
Arts 'N More
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will present their two day arts festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recipient
Mankato Area Community Band
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
They will perform free outdoor concerts in Sibley Park, Mankato.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recipient
Musicorum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,325
They will present 3 concerts for their 2010-2011 season.