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Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$305,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). This 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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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000

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The College of Saint Scholastica
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,990

Engage visual artist Tacoumba Aiken to work with area residents of all ages to collaboratively design and paint a canvas wall mural.

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The College of Saint Scholastica
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,658
Host a performance and educational workshop by the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company in October, 2011.
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,658
Host a performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis in November, 2011.
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,588
The College of Saint Benedict will present a free outdoor concert series, Sunset Stages at Saint Benedict’s, designed to specifically engage the Saint Joseph community and featuring Minnesota artists.
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,750
The College of St. Scholastica is requesting a one year grant that would provide critical funding for its 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series, which offers a variety of arts experiences that would not normally be available in this largely rural region.
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

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University of Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,739
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,900
Fund Source

This project will promulgate a nitrate water quality standard to address aquatic life toxicity, and gather information needed to support the development of total nitrogen (N) loading reduction strategies for Minnesota’s waters and also address Minnesota’s contribution to marine water hypoxia. Project will also develop a framework for a watershed nitrogen planning aid that can be used to optimize selection of Best Management Practice (BMP) systems for reducing nitrogen.

Recipient
Ampers
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Ampers member stations are producing a variety of programs, documentaries and musical specials on Minnesota's arts, historical, and cultural heritage. The stations are also offering free public performances. The on-air projects are aired on member stations, shared with other stations in the network and archived on station websites and the Ampers website: www.ampers.org

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U of MN - Duluth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000


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Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,130,000

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University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,414
Fund Source

This project will identify and compile existing nitrate data from groundwaters and surface waters in the Lower Mississippi Basin (LMB) generally and focus on the Root River Watershed. The purpose is to investigate the quantity and quality of existing nitrate data, and to organize it for use in comprehensive watershed strategy development (including assessment, TMDL computation and identification and study of nitrate sources and delivery mechanisms).

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Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,949
Fund Source

This project will quantify and qualify the effectiveness of herbicide treatments and native plant re-establishment at Duck Lake through systematic vegetative surveys pre and post herbicide application and following mid-summer die-off of curly-leaf pondweed. The data and analysis will ultimately be used in the development of TMDLs, implementation and protection strategies for other lakes in the Middle Minnesota Major Watershed.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$636,000

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been decimating ash throughout the Great Lake States and is currently advancing into Minnesota, threatening the future of the ash forests that occur across much of the state. Of particular concern is the impact EAB will have on the ecology and functioning of black ash swamps, which cover over one million acres in Minnesota and represent the state’s most common ash forest type. Black ash trees grow and thrive in swamps and occupy a unique wet niche where few other tree species grow.

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$340,000

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000


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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$264,000

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University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,563
Fund Source

This project will study the geologic controls on nitrate transport in southeast Minnesota's karst landscape and will also provide datasets for other projects over time.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$359,000

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Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey collected information and conducted an assessment of the hydraulic properties and chemistry of selected aquifers in the metro area. This project greatly improves the accessibility of existing data, which were previously available only in scattered paper reports. A robust database of groundwater age, aquifer hydraulic conductivity and groundwater chemistry data was developed to make the information easily accessible to water resource managers.

Recipient
UMD, NRRI
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$507,000

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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,791
General operating support
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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Series
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,433
General operating support
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Saint Catherine University AKA The O'Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,867
General operating support
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University of Minnesota-Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,461
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,340
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,744
Fund Source

This project will determine pre- and post-settlement nutrient trends from sediment chronology, fossil diatom assemblages, and from sediment profiles representing human history in the region (i.e., at least 150 years). Project activities include sample collection; sample preparation; diatom analysis; database creation and management; and data interpretation. Sample cores will be taken on the Lake of the Woods in five major bays (i.e., Four-mile, Muskeg, Sabaskong, Little Traverse, and Big Traverse) in the southern basin.

Recipient
Concordia College
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To present a two day symposium, "the Role of the Artist in Society" featuring artists from the region.
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Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,787
Fund Source

This project will initiate the process of community engagement in the LeSueur River watershed by assessing the needs and interests of the community and bringing a diverse set of stakeholders together to determine how best to foster action in improving and protecting water quality.

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Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,181
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,850
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey evaluated the vulnerability of glacial aquifers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The project improved upon previous vulnerability assessments by incorporating a substantial amount of new aquifer property information and blending methods previously used by the Minnesota Departments of Health and Natural Resources. The result is a consistent vulnerability assessment across the metropolitan area based on the most up-to-date information available.

Recipient
UMD, NRRI
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$161,000

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$297,000

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Rainy River Community College
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
  • Ojibwe jeopardy knowledge bowls.
  • Ojibwe knowledge competitions.
  • Label college in Ojibwe signs.
  • Ojibwe feasts.
  • Drum socials.
  • Ojibwe dance group.
  • Elders to speak to students.
  • Annual powwow.
  • Immersion camps and classes.
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Fond du Lac Tribal College
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000

Offer Fond du Lac Family language camp. Receive training for Ojibwe language immersion teaching. Develop Ojibwe immersion curriculum. Publish 2,000 copies of Daga Anishinaabemodaa with illustrations and audio CD. Establish feeder college and pre K-12 school network. Draft guidelines and establish elder-student apprenticeships. Set up and announce website. Accept students and pre K-12 teachers for Ottertail language camp for summer 2011 and promise financial support. Evaluate all grant activities.

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MN State University - Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,000

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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Series
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Summary of Proposal: On Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, Fine Arts Programming at SJU will present two public performances of 500 Clown in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater. In the two days prior to the public shows, FAP will host four works
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Series
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
On Saturday, February 12, 2011, Fine Arts Programming at the College of Saint Benedict will present one public performance by dance company Pilobolus in the Escher Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center. Prior to the performance, Fine Arts Programming will hos
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$144,000

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$545,000

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Minnesota State University- Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,345
Fund Source

The Seven Mile Creek Condition Monitoring project will maintain and build on the continuous flow and water quality data base at three stream sites and one county tile in the Seven Mile Creek watershed through the collection of approximately eighty five water samples per monitoring season in preparation for the Middle Minnesota Intensive Watershed Monitoring scheduled to begin in 2013.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$327,000

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