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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

Recipient
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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Lac qui Parle Valley Community Education
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,380

Art Project

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Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Big Stone Arts Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,604
Lakeside Writers Weekend
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,216
The Nutcracker Ballet and Salsabrosa
Recipient
Appleton-Milan Elementary School
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Arts in the Schools

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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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Kevin L. Strauss
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,999
Arts Learning
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$144,599
Arts Learning
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Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,595
Arts Learning
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Montevideo Public Schools
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,997
Arts Learning
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,064

Arts Learning

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MacPhail Center for Music
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,393
Arts Learning
Recipient
Milan Village Arts School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,107
Arts Organization Development
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Arts in the Schools

Recipient
Appleton-Milan Elementary School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Building Dulcimers and Map Boxes
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,295
Theater Field Trip
Recipient
Appleton-Milan Elementary School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Appleton-Milan Elementary School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Chippewa River Watershed Project
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$247,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried out through four successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota will use the 2014-15 direct appropriation to complete fabrication and installation of several exhibit components for its permanent facility. Local resources, volunteers, and community involvement will be combined with museum expertise to complete this process.

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) will complete the innovative community engagement process started with the previous Legacy grant. CMSM will build upon the progress created with the previous Legacy grant by transitioning the team's focus to carrying-out of strategic access strategies that engage a diversity of community members in the exhibit development process, resulting in the completion of fabrication plans for exhibits and environments that are accessible; engaging; and reflect the diverse art, culture, and heritage of southern Minnesota.

Recipient
MN DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$245,000

With only 1% of Minnesota’s native prairie remaining, many prairie plant and animal species have dramatically declined. Of the 12 butterfly species native to Minnesota prairies, two species, the Poweshiek skipperling and the Dakota skipper, have already largely disappeared from the state and are proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act despite being historically among the most common prairie butterflies and having their historic ranges concentrated in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Zoological Garden
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$380,000

With only 1% of Minnesota’s native prairie remaining, many prairie plant and animal species have dramatically declined. Of the 12 butterfly species native to Minnesota prairies, two species, the Poweshiek skipperling and the Dakota skipper, have already largely disappeared from the state and are proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act despite being historically among the most common prairie butterflies and having their historic ranges concentrated in Minnesota.

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
City of Appleton
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,000
Appleton Memory Trail
Recipient
Friends of the Benson Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,100
Mural Project/Youth Painting Class
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Young Artists Conference

Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Local Arts Initiative
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Local Arts Initiative
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Local Arts Initiative
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Local Arts Initiative
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.

Recipient
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.