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Recipient
Minnesota Museum of American Art
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an education plan for Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Recipient
City of Elk River
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700
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
Todd County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,045
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
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$865
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
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.

Recipient
Virginia Public Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$501,438
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,201
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$736,809
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$640,271
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$711,218
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$732,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$393,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$412,250
Fund Source

“Acquiring Land and Creating Opportunities - A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘create new and expanded park and trail opportunities to satisfy current customers as well as to reach out to new ones’.

Recipient
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.
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase two microfilm reader/printers to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
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
AirSpace Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for Minnesota aviation and aerospace history.
Recipient
AirSpace Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,420
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
Recipient
ALLY People Solutions
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,950
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript commemorating the 50th anniversary of ALLY People Solutions.
Recipient
Widseth Smtih Nolting
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,429
Fund Source

Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) will evaluate and recommend to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) groundwater monitoring staff prospective sites/locations for the installation of groundwater monitoring wells to evaluate contaminant/pollutant concentrations from various sources. Peer will oversee the installation of monitoring wells by retaining a state drilling contractor or preparing bid documents to retain well driller through the Department of Administration.

Recipient
U of MN - MAISRC
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,700,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,350,000

Aquatic invasive species pose critical ecological and economic challenges for the entire state and beyond. They can cause irreparable harm to fisheries and aquatic habitat as well as damage to infrastructure. The problems posed by aquatic invasive species continue to grow as existing infestations expand and new exotic species arrive, most of which are poorly understood. New ideas and approaches are needed to develop real solutions.

Recipient
PACER Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,894
To document in 8 oral history interviews the history of the founding of the PACER Center.
Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Through various means, human produced chemicals can make their way into surface waters where they can have adverse effects on the function of ecological communities. Of particular concern are antibiotics and other antimicrobial substances because they have the potential to create increased antibiotic resistance. While there is a background level of naturally occurring antibiotic resistance in the natural world, elevated or persistent levels caused by human activities have the potential to harm human, animal, and overall ecosystem health.

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

Artist Assistance

Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Irish Cultural Society of New Ulm
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Christkindlmarkt New Ulm AKA Christkindlmarkt
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Mackenzie Helget
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Lauren Hoffmann
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
McKenzie Hoffmann
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Emma Kearney
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Jordyn Keranen
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Mya Kotten
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theater
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Emily Meyers
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Minnesota New Country School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Jessica Moellenhoff
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Recipient
Mitch Moellenhoff
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship