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Minnesota Historical Society Launches Grant Program to Preserve State's History and Cultural Heritage


Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Society to award $6.75 million statewide for projects of enduring value

over the next two years;

Deadline for first grant application is October 30.

ST. PAUL (Oct. 6, 2009) – Without a concerted effort, our state’s hi

storic and cultural treasures are in danger of being lost to time. The

Minnesota Historical Society today announced that applications are now b

eing accepted for the first round of Minnesota Historical and Cultural G

rants to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and

historic preservation across the state. The grants are made possible b

y a 2009 appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature from the Arts and Cu

ltural Heritage Fund created with passage of the Clean Water, Land and L

egacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution in November 2008.

“This is a proud moment for the citizens of Minnesota. The Minnesota

Historical and Cultural Grants provide an unprecedented opportunity for

non-profit, government and educational organizations to modernize and re

volutionize the way they preserve and share our history and cultural her

itage,” says Britta Bloomberg, deputy state historic preservation offi

cer, Minnesota Historical Society. “In this tough economy where many

local history and historic preservation organizations are experiencing a

decline in financial resources, these grants will provide new life for

projects statewide and take them to the next level.”

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

For the past nine months, Society staff spent hundreds of hours meeting

with partners in history and historic preservation to develop and fine t

une the grant application process. Their work has included outreach to

more than 300 individuals, numerous statewide public meetings, a review

of past grant processes and the appointment of a 13-member panel to advi

se on policy and procedures as well as review applications and make awar

d recommendations to the Society’s Executive Council.

The Society will award grants to non-profit, tribes, educational and gov

ernment organizations throughout Minnesota totaling $2.25 million for fi

scal year 2010. The remaining $4.5 million will be awarded for fiscal y

ear 2011. Grants are available in categories for history and historic p
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MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR R.T. RYBAK AMONG FOUR U.S. MAYORS NAMED AS FELLOWS BY THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DANIEL ROSE CENTER FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN LAND USE

Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON (October 6, 2009) - The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use has named Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and three other outstanding local community leaders to serve in fellowships for the Center throu ..... 
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Minnesota records three new deaths associated with H1N1 novel influenza

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that three people have died recently from complications due to infection with the H1N1 novel influenza virus. They were a Watonwan County woman in her 40s, a Dakota County woman in her 50s and ..... 
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THEATRE SHOWCASE AND HOW-TO TRAINING GET MINNESOTA ELDERS ON STAGE

Sun, Sep 27th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - People over 60 are taking the stage across Minnesota in performance venues ranging from the Fringe Festival to school classrooms and condo party spaces. They tell stories, do standup comedy, give dramatic readings and more. ..... 
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Minnesotans encouraged to be persistent in getting seasonal flu shots

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minnesotans seeking seasonal flu shots who find their health care provider is temporarily out of vaccine should not be discouraged, state health officials say, but should keep checking with their provider to see when more will be available. Adequate ..... 
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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION OPENS GREATER MINNESOTA CHAPTER

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

New York, NY - September 21, 2009 - The American Foundation for Suicide

Prevention (AFSP) has opened its newest chapter. The addition of the

Greater Minnesota Chapter brings the total number of AFSP chapters in the

U.S. to 36. ..... 
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MINNESOTA TRAFFIC DEATHS HIT 300 FOR THE YEAR

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's year-to-date traffic fatalities topped 300 over the weekend, putting the state on pace to have fewer traffic deaths than 2008, which had the lowest death count since 1945. As of September 21, the state has recorded 302 traffic ..... 
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State health officials are tracking apparent upswing in flu activity across Minnesota

Sat, Sep 19th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are tracking what appears to be a significant increase in influenza-like illness across the state.

Based on reports of increased influenza-like illness in schools and at sentinel reporting ..... 
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1,873 BUSTED DURING END-OF-SUMMER DWI CRACKDOWN

Tue, Sep 15th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - An Aug. 21-Sept. 7 statewide DWI enforcement campaign resulted in 1,873 DWI arrests - more than 100 DWIs a day. The average alcohol-concentration of the DWI offenders was 0.16 - twice the legal limit of 0.08. Preliminary arrest totals were ..... 
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