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A Gift for the Generations: The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Newest Recipients of More Than $4.2 Million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants


Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

111 grants made possible by the Legacy Amendment are awarded to dozens of organizations in 47 counties throughout Minnesota for projects of enduring value



ST. PAUL (Jan. 15, 2014) – Minnesotans are hard at work in the new year, building their legacy and preserving state history with Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants. The Minnesota Historical Society, the organization responsible for administering Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, today announced the newest recipients of 111 grants. The grants 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.



“What we do today builds our legacy for tomorrow,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “Whether gathering oral histories, preserving historic buildings or preserving the very language that carries history, these grants are a gift for the future – future Minnesotans will be able to enjoy and benefit from the same history we do.”



Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage.



Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers: Fast Track Grants of $10,000 or less, Mid-Size Grants between $10,001 and $50,000, and Large Grants of more than $50,001. 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.



Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients: Mid-Size and Large Grants (Fast Track Grants Continued Below)

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

Brown County, New Ulm, New Ulm Turnverein, $25,000

Conservation and Treatment of New Ulm Turner Hall Murals: To conserve and stabilize five historic murals significant to German-American history in New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of H .....
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No unnecessary travel advised due to difficult driving conditions

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – (11:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in southeastern Minnesota because of difficult driving conditions due to icy patches, blowing snow and reduced visibility. Officials do not ..... 
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Secretary of State highlights key dates for 2014 election year

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is encouraging Minnesota voters to engage in the democratic process in 2014 as significant offices will be on the ballot. This year, voters will head to the polls to vote for a U.S. Senate seat, ..... 
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Students can use ‘cold day’ for independent reading, homework

Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 3, 2014 - Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, released the following statement regarding Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to close schools statewide on Monday. “Educators never like to lose a day of teaching and l ..... 
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Commerce Commissioner Urges Seniors to Protect Their Money and Prevent Wire Transfer Fraud

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN – Older Americans are scammed out of an estimated $2.5 billion dollars a year and an increasingly prevalent tool used by fraudsters is wire transfer fraud. Seniors are frequently tricked into wiring money, believing they are paying f ..... 
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MINNESOTA MAY LOSE $610 MILLION IN 2014 DUE TO PROPOSED RFS ROLLBACK

Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 30 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) biofuel requirements for 2014 may lead to a $610 million shortfall to Minnesota’s economy and a loss of 1,532 jobs next ..... 
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Dresbach Bridge named one of the top ten bridges of 2013

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Dresbach Bridge was named as one of the top 10 bridges of 2013 by Roads and Bridges magazine. Each year the magazine’s editorial staff recognizes the top projects in North America based on project challenges, impact to ..... 
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MnDOT releases final Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Details planned projects for next seven years, broad investment priorities through 2033 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of T ..... 
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MnDOT identifies Ames Construction as Winona Bridge project contracting team

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the selection of Ames Construction, Inc. of Burnsville Minn., as the Winona Bridge Construction Manager General Contractor contracting team. The Winona Bridge project i ..... 
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