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Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

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Erika Stenvik
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$360

Artist Mentor Program

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Georgia S. Wagnild
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$310
Artist Mentor Program
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Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Arts in Education Residency
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MacPhail Center for Music
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,228
Arts Learning
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MacPhail Center for Music
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,064

Arts Learning

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Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,017
Arts Learning
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Milan Village Arts School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,107
Arts Organization Development
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Ferolyn A. Angell
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,450

Fall Legacy Individual Grant

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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
Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. AKA Alexandria Area Arts Association
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,700

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

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Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,520
To install new upstage curtains and rigging along with a cyclorama.
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
To purchase equipment to augment and upgrade the lighting system.
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
To sponsor the "Families in Motion" dance workshop.
Recipient
Pope Art
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,240
To increase 3D art with the installation of acrylic display cases.
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,330
To expand the Wheeler Art Gallery with roof replacement and exhaust fans.
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
To offer a free concert featuring the Mill Pond Jazz Combo.
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Recipient
Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,660
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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The Brush and Palette Club
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$670
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Runestone Museum Foundation of Alexandria Minnesota AKA The Runestone Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,680

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

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Theatre L'Homme Dieu
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,770
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,040

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Recipient
Elisa A. Korentayer AKA Elisa Korenne
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,750
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Minnesota Children's Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$495,000

This funding is for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

The Minnesota Children's Museum will develop a literacy focused exhibit to catalyze community engagement around early childhood learning and education.

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YMCA Youth in Government
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Civics Education Coalition will create opportunities for students, enrich teacher capacity to engage students, and build state-wide networks. Work will include an interactive website, online youth summit, youth conference, new lessons for educators, teacher institutes, and expansion of the statewide Civic Education Network and its activities.

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Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

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:

Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750,000

Prior to European settlement more than 18 million acres of prairie covered Minnesota. Today less than 1% of that native prairie remains, and about half of those remaining acres are in private landownership without any formal protection currently in place. Through this appropriation the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will work with private landowners of high quality native prairie sites to protect remaining native prairie using a variety of tools. Approximately 200 acres are expected to be permanently protected through Native Prairie Bank conservation easements.

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Art of the Lakes Association, Inc. AKA Art of the Lakes
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,851

Operating Support Grant

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Terrace Mill Foundation, Inc. AKA The Terrace Mill
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,605

Operating Support Grant

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Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,150

Operating Support Grant

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Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,851

Operating Support Grant

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Lakes Chamber Music Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,035

Operating Support Grant

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Phelps Mill Country
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,851

Operating Support Grant

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The Red Willow Arts Coalition AKA The Red Willow
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,693

Operating Support Grant

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The Art of the Lakes Association, Inc.
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,346
Operating Support
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Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,346
Operating Support
Recipient
Lakes Chamber Music Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,505
Operating Support