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Dakota County Agriculture Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,800

To upgrade and replace display cases for 4-H. The Dakota County Agricultural Society has enhanced the display capability for the 4-H program to improve viewing and safety.

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Perham Agricultural Society

To provide quality arts and cultural programming to the East Otter Tail County Fair. The fair held a fiddle contest with three major divisions open to different ages and welcomed Heart O’Lakes Harmony Barbershop Choir and Quartet to the stage. The purpose of the arts and cultural events is to create a multicultural and generational awareness of different talents in Minnesota.

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Becker County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To improve display areas that feature quilts, historic and artistic photographs, American Indian fine art, indigenous floral arrangements, locally grown herbs, and other handiwork indicative of Becker county by purchasing display cases and improving lighting. Additionally, to feature American Indian performers and a Norwegian performing pair to share their talents under the free tent during the fair.

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Itaska County Agricultural Society

To increase access to performing arts for fairgoers. The Itaska County Fair provided a variety of performing artists at the 2013 fair including native singer/songwriters, banjo players, the Cloeraine City Band, the Itasca Brass Ensemble, and Homeward Bound Theatre Company.

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Kandiyohi Agricultural Society

To bring “Historical and Scandinavian Churches” to the Kandiyohi County Fair’s Old Settlers’ Cabin. This is a collaboration between Minnesota Historian Doug Ohman, the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Fair Board. The project includes installing lighting to highlight photos and displays. The fair hired Theatre of Fools for two Vaudeville shows and a juggling workshop for children as well as the Old West Society of Minnesota for living history and reenactments. All artists/historians are Minnesota-based.

Recipient
Kandiyohi County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,935

To offer fairgoers an opportunity to celebrate local history and culture. The Kandiyohi County Fair has rehabilitated the Old Settlers’ Cabin on the fair grounds. The Old Settlers’ Building was built in 1926 and will be used as memorial hall on the fair grounds. It was used as a gathering place for old settlers and will now be a place to house relics of earlier days.

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McLeod County Agricultural Association
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To bring together a diverse assortment of educational opportunities to one location and provide an easily accessed way for all ages and backgrounds to enhance their knowledge of the arts, culture and heritage. The McLeod County Fair connected with community people from multiple communities and backgrounds by hosting presentations and demonstrations by local artists and experts within the areas of the arts, cultural heritage and Minnesota history.

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Meeker County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,400

To promote and highlight artistic excellence by displaying artists’ works at the fair. The Meeker County Agricultural Society purchased display cases in which to display fine arts like quilts and embroidery. The fair will be able to increase the number of exhibits it offers and will keep the object safe.

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Clay County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,250

To create a mural that embodies the activities and spirit of the Clay County Fair. The mural will be painted on the back side of the grandstand, which is one of the first things a fair visitor sees.

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Murray County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To feature new acts at the fair that showcase the cultural diversity in Murray County.

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Swift County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

The Swift County Fair will partner with the Milan Village Arts School to promote Scandinavian arts during the fair. All classes and demonstrations will be free to the public. Instructors will feature antler carving, silver work, tole painting, woodworking, and textile dyeing.

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Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,490

To enhance the spectator experience at the gazebo stage at the Wabasha County Fair. The fair provided a sun roof area for spectators to watch performances out of the sun.

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Washington County Fair
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,850
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Wilkin County Agricultural Society