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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.

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Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Minnesota State University, Music Performance Series
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

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Minneapolis College of Art and Design AKA MCAD
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,951
Arts Learning
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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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The College of Saint Scholastica
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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University of Saint Thomas
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,647
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Metropolitan Council/University of Minnesota - Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,243
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,453
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,337
Fund Source

Working with the Metropolitan Council, the University of Minnesota - Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is investigating the opportunity for water conservation by private industrial water users across the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Private industrial water users are defined as industries that use private wells for their water supply. This work is determining factors that encourage or create barriers for implementation of identified industrial water conservation opportunities.

Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,802
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Common carp, introduced from eastern Europe over a century ago, are an invasive species in Minnesota that adversely affect water quality and aquatic communities, particularly in shallow lakes and wetlands. While solutions for suppressing common carp reproduction and abundance are emerging, controlling the movement of common carp, and therefore preventing reinfestation, has so far proved difficult.

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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Institute on Community Integration)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,965
To hire qualified professionals to edit a manuscript on the Evelyn Deno anthology.
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (U of M Libraries)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$121,932
To digitize and make accessible botanical, zoological, and geological records documenting the natural history of Minnesota, 1872-1946
Recipient
Hamline University
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,561

Folk and Traditional Arts

Folk and Traditional Arts

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Hamline University
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,746

Folk and Traditional Arts

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Hamline University
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,818
Folk and Traditional Arts
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Saint Olaf College
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,574
Folk and Traditional Arts
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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
Metropolitan Council/University of Minnesota - St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,340
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,438
Fund Source

The Twin Cities metropolitan area has a rich history and connection with its waters. In an effort to keep surface waters clean, a wide variety of stormwater practices have been developed and installed throughout the metro in recent years. Many of these, such as rain gardens and infiltration basins and trenches, are intended to reduce the total runoff volume by infiltrating stormwater. Six to seven aquifers underlie the metro area and provide residents with drinking water.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/University of Minnesota/Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,650
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,700
Fund Source

The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), are exploring opportunities for water conservation by businesses in the eleven county metropolitan area. Opportunities for water conservation will be defined for three businesses through the dedicated resources of three MnTAP interns. The interns will analyze water conservation opportunities through full time work on site over the summers of 2014 and 2015.

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.

Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To prepare a comprehensive interpretive plan for better public access to and care of historically significant natural history dioramas
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Northrop AKA Northrop
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$204,460

Operating Support

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Regents of the University of Minnesota-Weisman Art Museum AKA Weisman Art Museum
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$127,808

Operating Support

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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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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
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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
Recipient
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
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Project Trio residency and performance
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Casebold and Smith
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Simon Shaheen
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,648
Fund Source

The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota, is evaluating outdoor water use in the Twin Cities metro region - a subject which has come under the spotlight recently due to concerns related to water quality and quantity issues. In the Twin Cities, 20% of all treated drinking water is used outdoors, with a majority of this being used on lawns and landscapes. The goal of this proposal is to reduce water use in the home landscape by conducting assessments, research, and demonstration around the smart use of irrigation.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

Native trout require clean, cold water that usually originates from springs, but the springs feeding the 173 designated trout streams in southeastern Minnesota are under increasing pressure from current and expected changes in land use. This joint effort by the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is working to identify and map the springs and the areas that feed water to these springs and to learn how these waters might be affected by development and water use.