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2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,500

The Lake Superior Zoo is northern Minnesota’s zoo, which is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Bear Country project will create educational exhibits using animals and the environment within a portion of the area of land that is currently the former Polar Shores. The project will utilize some of this existing structure by renovating it to meet or exceed current animal exhibit standards for the brown bear set by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums (AZA). Legacy funds will be used to complete phase one of the bear country project.

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Minnesota Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). An atlas is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

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Ely-Winton Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
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Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Brown County Historical Society's microfilm reader/printer has long been obsolete and often requires repair becoming difficult and more costly.
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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.

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South Saint Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,931
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to develop a stream restoration opportunities matrix for the Amity Creek watershed, which will prioritize the various protection and restoration options in the watershed for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local partners.

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Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,240
To document in 10 oral history interviews the history of Dorothy Molter and her work in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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Arrowhead Library System
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461

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.

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Winsted Arts Council
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Arrowhead Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
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The College of Saint Scholastica
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
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Duluth All Souls Night
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Duluth Superior Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,794
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Lyric Opera of the North
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
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Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800

Art Project Grant

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Nordic Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,840
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Renegade Theater Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
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Ressl Dance!
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Spirit Lake Poetry Series
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800

Art Project Grant

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Wise Fool Shakespeare
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,966
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Arrowhead Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Duluth All Souls Night
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Duluth Superior Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,936

Art Project Grant

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Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
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Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Matinee Musicale, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
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Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
Recipient
North Shore Music Association
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,849
Art Project Grant
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Pr°ve Collective
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
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Renegade Theater Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Art Project Grant
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A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation AKA Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375

Art Project Grant

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Jane S. Peck
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250

Artist Assistance

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Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
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Delene R. Teller
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
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Scott R. Bean AKA Scott Bean
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Artist Initiative
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Eric W. Carroll
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
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Jennifer Dobbs AKA Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative