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Otter Tail County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
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
Pheasants Forever
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,061,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the strategic permanent protection of 915 acres (220 wetlands and 695 grasslands) of Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) open to public hunting in Minnesota. Pheasants Forever (PF) will strategically acquire parcels that are adjacent to existing public land or create corridors between complexes. All acquisitions will occur in the prairie, prairie/forest transition, or metro regions.

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Pheasants Forever
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to permanently protect, restore and enhance 1,630 acres of grassland and 294 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in Western and Southern Minnesota. All lands acquired will be owned and managed in perpetuity by the USFWS as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and open for public recreation.

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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.

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Pheasants Forever
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,350,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,362 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 235 acres of wetlands and 765 acres of grasslands for a total of 1,000 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

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Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,620,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 900 acres of wetlands (225 acres) and grasslands (675 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

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Pheasants Forever
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,650,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 760 acres of wetlands (175 acres) and grasslands (585 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

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Winsted Arts Council
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Big Stone Arts Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,215
Art Project
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Big Stone Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,120
Mythic Writing: Exploring Your Personal Story
Recipient
Big Stone Arts Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,604
Lakeside Writers Weekend
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Fergus Falls Center for the Arts AKA A Center for the Arts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,000
Arts 101 is 12 months of quality and meaningful arts samplers traveling TO existing groups of any age.For participants,tickets and transportation will be provided for a more in depth experience.
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Ballet Works, Inc. AKA James Sewell Ballet
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
Arts Access
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New York Mills Arts Retreat AKA New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,320
Arts Access
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Textile Center of Minnesota AKA Textile Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,475
Arts Access
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Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,696
Arts Access
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New York Mills Arts Retreat AKA New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,526
Arts Access
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Springboard for the Arts
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,946
Arts Access
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Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,595
Arts Access
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VSA Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$69,202
Arts Access
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Fergus Falls Center for the Arts AKA A Center for the Arts
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,700
"Stories from Yesterday and Today: Continuing the Circle of Life" - A Center for the Arts, Kaddatz Galleries, and Otter Tail County Historical Society bring storytelling into senior centers while gathering stories from seniors to share with community and family.
Recipient
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,235
Arts Access
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

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Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts Downtown Park Rapids Monthly Events
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West Otter Tail County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

To purchase signs, created and painted by a local artist, to identify West Otter Tail County Fair exhibit buildings that display creative fine arts or feature live music.

Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Music and Peace: A Native American Perspective
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Northern Light Opera Company
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,390
Northern Light Opera Company ôCarouselö production
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Friends of T.B. Sheldon Auditorium Theatre AKA Friends of the Sheldon
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,845
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Hand in Hand - Heartists Helping Children
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Beltrami County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,460
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
Perham Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,982

To enhance arts and cultural heritage programming at the East Otter Tail County Fair by hosting a fiddle contest, a barbershop quartet, and by purchasing a sound system to help performers engage a larger audience.

Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,225
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
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Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
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New York Mills Arts Retreat AKA New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,144

Arts Learning

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New York Mills Arts Retreat AKA New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,272

Arts Learning