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SEMAC awards arts grants


Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

On May 20, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 32 grants for a total of $181,585 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included five Presenter/ Production Assistance grants for $13,325, nine Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $19,610, and eighteen Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $148,650.

SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

Grants were awarded to each of the following organizations, listed by county:

Fillmore County

•Commonweal Theatre Company received a $3,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Purchase of Vectorworks Spotlight Software.

•Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Play! In the Barn Series 2014.

•Lanesboro Community Theatre received a $650 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Silent Movies in the Park After Dark 2014.

•Lanesboro Public Library received a $6,980 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for The Libraries Grow Community Mural.

•Peterson Committee for the Arts received a $2,960 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for The Arts Blossom in Peterson.

•Southeast MN Bluegrass Association received a $8,500 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for August 2014 SEMBA Bluegrass Festival.

Houston County

•Giants of the Earth Heritage Center received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for GOE Fine and Folks Art School.

•Lawn Chair Concert Series received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Lawn Chair Concert Series 2014.

Winona County

•Minnesota Marine Art Museum received a $9,905 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for New Photographs by Chris Faust.

•Project FINE received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Hearing the Voices of Refugees and Immgrants.

•Saint Charles Community Education received a $1,500 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Cinderella - A Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Production.

•Theatre du Mississippi received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural He .....
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Open sites and enrolled sites located in eligible areas Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Preston State of Minnesota

Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Site Name: Fill ..... 
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Emergency Closure of Mertes Slough Rookery

Tue, May 20th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Winona, MN— The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be undertaking an emergency closure of the Mertes Slough heron colony beginning May 21, 2014. The heron colony is located near the Hwy 43/54 bridge between Winona, M ..... 
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Zipper merge can make construction zone traffic flow smoothly

Tue, May 20th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – When motorists encounter lane restrictions in work zones, they can make the merging traffic go smoother if they know how to use the zipper merge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In southeastern Minneso ..... 
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Click It or Ticket: Increased seat belt patrols take to Fillmore County May 19-June 1

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. – Motorists and passengers are reminded of the importance of buckling up as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide for two weeks – May 19-June 1. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, Chatf ..... 
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Keep SAFETY at the top of your spring home improvement project list

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn.– Whether landscaping or planting trees, shrubs or flowers this spring, Minnesota Energy Resources reminds everyone “safety first” and to call 8-1-1 or click to contact GOPHER STATE ONE CALL before any projects involving digging ..... 
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Minnesota ranks second in U.S. for bicycle-friendly states

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists today announced that Minnesota ranks as the second most bicycle-friendly state in the nation. Minnesota has consistently ranked in the top five since 2008. “Thi ..... 
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Highway 26 construction in Houston County resumes May 5

Wed, May 7th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 26 between Highway 16 and the Iowa border as crews work to complete a road resurfacing project that started last year. Work is expected to begin on Monday, May 5, weather ..... 
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Temporary Highway 52 detour in Rochester scheduled in one week

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – In one week, motorists will encounter a temporary three-day detour on Highway 52 at 55th Street Northwest in Rochester as demolition work takes place on the bridge over the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transp ..... 
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