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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
Nobles SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$264,700
Fund Source

The Targeted Bacterial Impairment Reduction Project will reduce bacterial loading by 87% on the Elk Creek Tributary a priority site on the Rock River.

Recipient
DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  Recent tiling and ditching have accelerated this situation.  Through this proposal, shallow lakes and wetlands will be designed, constructed, and intensively managed to benefit wetland wildlife and Minnesota residents.

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
Jackson County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
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
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
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Murray County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,430
Art Project
Recipient
Rhythm of the River
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
City of Rushmore
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
Recipient
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,960
Art Project
Recipient
Delene R. Teller
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,000
Arts Access
Recipient
CityArt Sculpture Walk
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Minnesota "Over-60" Band
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Mankato State University
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,049
Arts Learning
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,393
Arts Learning
Recipient
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,880
Arts Organization Development
Recipient
Adrian High School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Adrian High School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Hills-Beaver Creek School District 671
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Worthington Public Schools
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Rolf C. Erdahl
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,990
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet Association AKA Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,300
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,888
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
MN DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$260,000

Over a three-month period in 2010, approximately five million barrels of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and resulting in significant losses in fish and wildlife populations. A number of Minnesota's migratory bird species spend parts of their lives in the areas impacted by the spill and impacts on their populations in the state could become evident over time.