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Saint John's University
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Patrick Dougherty Residency
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design AKA MCAD
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,000

Arts Learning

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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,160
Arts Tour Minnesota
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,640

Arts Tour Minnesota

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The College of Saint Scholastica
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,130,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,000

Over 527,000 acres of unmanaged woodlands are being used for livestock grazing throughout Minnesota. Managing these grazed woodlands based on the use of best management practices can provide environmental and economic opportunities, including improved water quality, maximized forage production, and higher-quality timber. The best management practices involved are commonly used in other parts of the country with other types of ecosystems, but have not been widely adopted in Minnesota due to a lack of knowledge and experience with implementing them within the ecosystems of Minnesota.

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

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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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
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Recipient
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.

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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,706
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,570
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,988
Operating Support
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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,850
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,315

Operating Support

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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,557

Operating Support

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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,198
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,435
Operating Support
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,908
Operating Support
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,708
Operating Support
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Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,856
Operating Support
Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$815,000
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U of MN - Landscape Arboretum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000

Pollinators play a key role in ecosystem function and in agriculture, including thousands of native plants and more than one hundred U.S. crops that either need or benefit from pollinators. However, pollinators are in dramatic decline in Minnesota and throughout the country. The causes of the decline are not completely understood, but identified factors include loss of nesting sites, fewer flowers, increased disease, and increased pesticide use. Developing an aware, informed citizenry that understands this issue is one key to finding and implementing solutions to counteract these factors.

Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Casebold and Smith
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College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Simon Shaheen
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Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.