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Minnesota Historical Society announces newest recipients of Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro State of Minnesota

41 mid-size and large grants made possible by the Legacy Amendment are awarded to organizations

in 23 counties throughout Minnesota for projects of enduring value



ST. PAUL, Minn. –The Minnesota Historical Society announces the newest recipients of 41 mid-size ($10,001 - $50,000) and large ($50,001 and up) grants in 23 counties totaling $3.57 million. Mid-size and large grants are awarded once each fiscal year; they provide an unprecedented opportunity for non-profit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations to preserve and share the state’s history and cultural heritage.

“Many grants approved in this round fund planning and research, essential first steps in any successful history project,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “Minnesota citizens expect that projects will be done to the highest standards, so I am delighted to see the right steps being taken at the outset to ensure end results will have enduring value.”

Each Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. The competitive grants are awarded according to program guidelines and criteria and professional standards.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients: Mid-Size and Large Grants

•Fillmore County (Lanesboro), City of Lanesboro, $40,000

Preserving Iconic Heimbygda Lodge, Design Services: To hire a qualified consultant to develop planning documents that will help preserve the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Hall, now Sons of Norway Heimbygda Lodge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

About Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $11.2 million for the 2014-2015 biennium for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants: $5,525,000 for FY 2014 and $5,675,000 for FY 2015.

Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers. Small grants of $10,000 or less are awarded quarterly. The next three small grants deadlines are Oct. 10, 2014; Jan. 9, 2015; and April 10, 2015. Applications for mid-size and large grants are awarded once in each fiscal year of the biennium.

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Education Minnesota: New ratings show need for targeted services for high-poverty schools

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Education Minnesota President Denise Specht said Wednesday the new MMR ratings from the Minnesota Department of Education show the need for targeted interventions in high-needs schools, but also cautioned parents about the limits o ..... 
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DEED accepting applications for broadband grants

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State officials are accepting applications for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in areas of Minnesota that don’t have adequate high-speed internet service. Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the $20 million Border ..... 
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Community notification meeting in Rushford, Minn.

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford State of Minnesota

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office and Rushford Police Department are releasing information pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 to the community, regarding a Level 3 predatory offender moving to the community of Rushford. This offender is not ..... 
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State Gains 6,100 Jobs in August

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 6,100 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The August gains, combined with July figures that were ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.34/g, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallo ..... 
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Child care town hall taking place in Preston Sept. 16

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ååMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - When we think about jobs and economic development, we don’t often think about child care. But that’s exactly what communities in Greater Minnesota have been thinking about when it comes to rural growth and revitalizatio ..... 
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Eye on propane as winter approaches

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

As temperatures begin to drop, and leaves begin to change color, Governor Mark Dayton is keeping a close eye on the supply and price of propane and other heating fuels. Last year, the coldest winter in 50 years caused a severe propane shortage that ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increa ..... 
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