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Recipient
Ducks Unlimited
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,528,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited enhanced 6,882 wetland acres through the bio-engineering and installation of water control structures on managed shallow lake outlets for Minnesota DNR, and protected 76 wetland and 103 upland acres on a shallow lake through a purchased conservation easement.

Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,815,000
Fund Source

This program accelerated the permanent protection of 2,267 acres of wetlands (465 acres) and grasslands (1,802 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota. Over the course of the appropriation, PF acquired 18 parcels for a total of 2,267 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 2,250 acres by 17 acres. Breaking down acres by ecological section we exceeded our acre goal for both the metropolitan area by 61 acres and in the prairie area by 346 acres. We have exceeded anticipated match of $5,125,000 by $771,500.

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
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
2012 International Festival
Recipient
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Summer Theatre Production/Workshop
Recipient
Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,450
Dance Camp
Recipient
Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
"The Nutcracker"
Recipient
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Concert
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CityArt Sculpture Walk
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
CityArt Sculpture Walk
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Minnesota State University-Mankato Performance Series
Recipient
City of Walnut Grove
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Arts Organization Development and Equipment
Recipient
Murray County Central Schools
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,490
Bringing the Irish to Southwest Minnesota
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Recipient
Minnesota River Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,691
Fund Source

This project will support a civic engagement cohort that will be offered in southwest Minnesota to foster partnering and build capacity of local government, organizations, and residents for effective civic engagement in water protection and restoration. This project will also build networks and the skill set of local resource professionals to do effective civic engagement work for water restoration and protection. The cohort will be administered through the Minnesota River Board (MRB), established in 1995 with a goal of focusing water management efforts on the local level.

Recipient
Department of Administration
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,750

Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6, "These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of administration for grants to the named organizations for the purposes specified in this subdivision.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Administration
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,420
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,314

Per Minnesota Laws, 2009, Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 5, "Funds in this subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner of the Department of Administration for grants to the named organizations for the purposes specified in this subdivision. Up to one percent of funds may be used by the Department of Administration for grants administration. Grants made to public television or radio organizations are subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 129D.18 and 129D.19."

Recipient
Murray County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To host lumberjack shows and a lumberjack camp to highlight Minnesota's logging history, and a chuckwagon camp to reenact the lives of settlers.

Recipient
Murray County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000

To offer a series of free, historical presentations at the Murray County Fair. Topics covered will include: the Sweetman Colony of Murray County; the role of women during the early settlement of Murray County; the Dakota Conflict of 1862; and a presentation on the history of the Murray County Fair. Based on the research presented on the history of the fair, a book will be published.

Recipient
Murray County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,188

This project documented the history of life and growth of Lake Sarah Township population amid regional population through the stories and recollections of its residents.  A total of eight long-term residents were interviewed. Six interviews were transcribed and provided to the narrators for proofreading.  The edited transcripts were printed as separate full-color booklets that, along with the CDs of the interviews, will be accessible to the public as part of the Murray County Museum's permanent collection. 

Recipient
Minnesota Children's Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$495,000

This funding is for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

The Minnesota Children's Museum will develop a literacy focused exhibit to catalyze community engagement around early childhood learning and education.

Recipient
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

Recipient
The Nature Conservancy
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,720,000
Fund Source

This appropriation allowed the permanent protection of 977 acres in western Minnesota. These properties included 752 acres of remnant native prairie, 78 acres of associated wetland complexes, 8,950' of stream front, and 9,400' of lakeshore. Lands and easements purchased through this program by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are transferred to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and become units of the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. These lands are owned and managed by the FWS.

Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Goldstein Museum of Design AKA Goldstein Museum of Design
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,000
Operating Support
Recipient
Hennepin Theatre Trust
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$415,181
Operating Support
Recipient
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,890
Operating Support
Recipient
Midwest Art Conservation Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,759
Operating Support
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,832
Operating Support
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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,706
Operating Support
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VocalEssence
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,225
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,570
Operating Support
Recipient
Graywolf Press
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,513
Operating Support
Recipient
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$514,243
Operating Support
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The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,980
Operating Support
Recipient
T.B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,753
Operating Support
Recipient
Minnesota Orchestral Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$593,327
Operating Support
Recipient
Park Square Theatre Company AKA Park Square Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,573
Operating Support
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Walker Art Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$403,361
Operating Support
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Springboard for the Arts
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,230
Operating Support