The Minnesota Historical Society this week announced that a total of more than $3.8 million in Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants has been awarded to 59 recipients in 39 counties. The grants are made possible by the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment by Minnesotans in November of 2008. Locally, the Brown County Historical Society is getting nearly $55,000 in grant money for it’s US-Dakota War exhibit currently being put together. The Grand Center For Arts and Culture at the Grand Hotel in New Ulm will be receiving $100,000 for accessibility renovations to the interior of the building as well. Elsewhere around the area, the Cottonwood County Historical Society is getting $19,000 for an interpretive exhibit on Cottonwood County Citizens Serving Their Country, and Redwood County is receiving $32,000 for the preservation of the Ramsey Park Swayback Bridge.