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2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,717,512

Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6, the Minnesota Department of Administration requested applications to create, produce, acquire, or distribute radio programs that educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance. Preference was given to projects that expand Minnesotan’s access to knowledge, information, arts, state history, or cultural heritage.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,485,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,485,000

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

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Chisago Lakes Community Education
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000

ACHF Grant for Organizations

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Fond du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,061

-Train 30 students in transcription methods and techniques, conduct transcription projects
-Identify and train 3 language specialists to work with elders in developing and recording audio vocabulary for existing Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion curriculum
-Language fair
-Produce a play script and audio-animated video in Ojibwe based on traditional story
-Publish collection of Ojibwe stories with photographs and an audio CD

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Fon du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,204

-Train 30 students in transcription methods and techniques, conduct transcription projects
-Identify and train 3 language specialists to work with elders in developing and recording audio vocabulary for existing Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion curriculum
-Language fair
-Produce a play script and audio-animated video in Ojibwe based on traditional story
-Publish collection of Ojibwe stories with photographs and an audio CD

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Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$156,930
Partners: Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in a unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive three-week residential program attended classroom presentations and experienced hands-on learning about the museum field and other historical and cultural preservation organizations.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,791
Partner: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive 17-day residential program attended onsite presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields and other historical and cultural preservation organizations.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$94,724
American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique intensive 17-day residential program. The students attended on-site presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields and other historical and cultural preservation organizations. Students also learned about various career paths and academic requirements for working in these types of organizations, both on and off reservations, as well as challenges American Indian communities face related to preserving tribal heritage.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
The MNHS permanent collection includes more than 6,500 objects related to American Indian culture and history. MNHS takes seriously its responsibility to provide stewardship of these items, in accordance with federal law (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and our own collections management policy (Culturally Sensitive Objects Policy).
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Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,892
The Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books relating to American Indian history to help people further understand the deep and continuing importance of these stories to modern life in Minnesota.

Wilderness Inquiry will connect more than 7,500 youth to their local lands and waterways through place-based education and hands-on outdoor experiences. These experiences will focus on the cultural history of the area to connect students to Minnesota's rich outdoor heritage. Of the 7,500 youth, more than 800 will take part in overnight and multi-day camping, training, and service learning trips throughout the state of Minnesota to deepen their connection to place and stewardship ethic.

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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.

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University of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000

The legislature granted the University of Minnesota $2,000,000 from the LCCMR to start an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center to address and solve aquatic invasive species (AIS) problems in the state. The University will use this initial funding to establish the administrative structure for this center, establish and renovate its facilities, start studies of Asian carp biology designed to control this species, and develop work plans for the LCCMR to ensure continuing funding for the center.

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U of MN - MAISRC
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,700,000
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Arrowhead Library System
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

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Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586

Art Project Grant

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Citizens for Backus / Alexander Baker, Inc. AKA Backus Community Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586

Art Project Grant

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Bonanza Education Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Art Project

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Redwood Area Schools
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,726

Art Project

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Damiano Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,438

Art Project Grant

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Duluth All Souls Night
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125

Art Project Grant

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Matinee Musicale, Inc.
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125

Art Project Grant

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North Shore Music Association
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,119

Art Project Grant

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Spirit Lake Poetry Series
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125

Art Project Grant

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Wise Fool Shakespeare
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125

Art Project Grant

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Crow River Youth Choir
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,120

Art Project

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Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Inc. AKA Pipestone Performing Arts Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,525

Art Project

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Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125

Art Project Grant

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Crow River Drumline Association
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,820

Art Project

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Winsted Arts Council
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,420
Art Project
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Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000

Art Project

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Crow River Drumline Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Winsted Arts Council
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,390
Art Project
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Arrowhead Chorale
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

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Duluth All Souls Night
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

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Matinee Musicale, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

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Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

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Prove Collective
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150

Art Project Grant

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Fiber and Fabric Guild
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,750
Peacemaking with Fiber and Fabric
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Arrowhead Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant