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Minnesota Preservation Planner

The Preservation Planner is now a quarterly e-newletter. It converted from paper format back in Fall of 2010.

This site archives as PDFs the older four-page print newsletter on historic preservation current issues and events, published quarterly. Included as an insert in the Minnesota History Interpreter; also sent to historic preservation stakeholders including Certified Local Governments and state and federal agencies.

Each issue appears as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be viewed or printed using your web browser and Adobe's Acrobat Reader software. Adobe provides downloading instructions for the free Acrobat Reader for Macintosh and Windows.

Available Issues

Summer 2009/Vol. XX, No. 3
Historic preservation weathering the economic storm; Planner to switch to electronic format; Preservation Conference details unfold; Saved: Renssalear D. Hubbard House (Mankato) and Foshay Tower (Minneapolis); Registered: Detroit Lakes City Park, Eitel Hospital (Minneapolis), and Great Northern Railway Depot (Staples); Deadlines for Capital grants; and selected meeting announcements.

Spring 2009/Vol. XX, No. 2
Encouraging signs for Fort Snelling's Upper Post; Christ Church Lutheran receives National Historic Landmark designation; Saved: Norman County Courthouse in Ada and the Northern Pacific Passenger Depot in Wadena; Registered: First National Bank-Soo Line Building in Minneapolis, United States Post Office in Fairmont, and Log Cabin (Club Tara) in Oak Park Heights; Minnesota Preservation Conference set.

Winter 2009/Vol. XX, No. 1
Central Corridor of the Twin Cities sees challenges and opportunities; Capital grants awarded in 12 counties; Straus Building and Renville County Courthouse rehabilitated; three additions to the National Register; community service through historic preservation.

Fall 2008/Vol. XIX, No. 4
Local historic preservation community is thriving; calendar of meetings and workshops; new preservation briefs available; Rock and Cook County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to National Register; CLG grant deadlines announced.

Summer 2008/Vol. XIX, No. 3
Historic preservation helps local economies, new report shows; calendar of meetings and workshops; Capital grants deadlines announced; Northfield to host fall preservation conference; Beltrami and Jackson County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to National Register; new web site covers legal issues for HPCs.

Spring 2008/Vol. XIX, No. 2
Preparing for the unthinkable; calendar of meetings and workshops; May is Preservation Month; Red Wing selected one of National Trust's Dozen Distinctive Destinations; Goodhue and Morrison County buildings rehabilitated; locally designated properties; Preservation conference set for September 19-20.

Winter 2008/Vol.XIX, No. 1
Spotlight on the Minneapolis park system; calendar of meetings and workshops; CLG and Transportation grants deadlines posted; Capital grants awarded in 10 counties; Hennepin and Fillmore County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to National Register; new web site for historic preservation information.

Fall 2007/Vol. XVIII, No. 4
Long-awaited transportation grants program launched; calendar of meetings and workshops; Minnesota awarded two Preserve America grants; Morrison County and St. Louis County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; CLG grant deadlines announced.

Summer 2007/Vol. XVIII, No. 3
Company is Coming!; calendar of meetings and workshops; Capital Grands deadlines announced; Minnesota to Host National Preservation Conference in October; Beltrami County and Ramsey County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Bix Box Tool Kit aims to counter big-box development.

Spring 2007/Vol. XVIII, No. 2
Archaeological discovery in Walker makes news; calendar of meetings and workshops; May is Preservation Month; Owatonna to host Preservation Leadership Training; properties saved (Diedrick Building in Chaska and Barden Park Bandstand in St. Cloud); recent additions to the National Register; Preservation workshop set for June 12.

Winter 2007/Vol. XVIII, No.1
What's in store for 2007; calendar of meetings and workshops; state capital grants-in-aid awarded; properties saved (Universal Laboratories in Dassel and Crane Building in St. Paul); recent additions to the National Register; five more Minnesota cities named Preserve America communities; CLG grant deadlines.

Fall 2006/Vol. XVII, No.4
The two sides of development; Calendar of meetings and workshops; Rabideau CCC Camp gets National Historic Landmark designation; Hennepin County and St. Louis County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; CLG grant deadlines announced.

Summer 2006/Vol. XVII, No. 3
Fort Snelling's Upper Post names to Most Endangered Places list; calendar of meetings and workshops; Capital grants deadlines announced; Dakota County and Otter Tail County properties rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; David Mather joins staff as National Register archaeologist; Red Wing to host preservation conference.

Spring 2006/Vol. XVII, No. 2
Historic Preservation in Minnesota: 40 Years Later; calendar of meetings and workshops; Freeborn County and Chisago County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Minnesota Historic Properties Record launched; preservation conference to he held in Red Wing in September.

Winter 2006/Vol. XVII, No. 1
New statewide preservation plan released; calendar of meetings and workshops; Hennepin County and LeSueur County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Capital grants awarded in 19 counties; new Preservation Briefs available.

Fall 2005/Vol. XVI, No. 4
Greatest Generation Project spotlights recent past; calendar of workshops and meetings; Goodhue County and Sibley County properties rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Red Wing and St. Cloud named Preserve America Communities; Mark Buechel joins staff as historical architect; CLG pre-applications due.

Summer 2005/Vol. XVI, No. 3
Revisions underway for Statewide Historic Preservation Plan; calendar of meetings and workshops; Capital grants deadlines announced; Hennepin County and Pipestone County buildings rehabilitated; New locally designated properties in Minneapolis and Farmington; MnDOT initiates bridge management plan; Duluth to host preservation conference.

Spring 2005/Vol. XVI, No. 2
Future is brighter for historic Stillwater Lift Bridge; calendar of meetings and workshops; Carver County and Brown County properties rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Preservation conference to be held in Duluth in September; Midwest Preservation Institute opens.

Winter 2005/Vol. XVI, No.1
New Year's resolutions: opportunities for 2005; calendar of meetings and workshops; Hennepin County and Martin County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; preservation and development hand in hand in St. Paul and Duluth; Save America's Treasures program explained.

Fall 2004/Vol. XV, No. 4
Celebrating local preservation; calendar of meetings and workshops; Marshall County and Goodhue County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Lake City completes historic context report; CLG pre-applications due.

Summer 2004/Vol. XV, No. 3
Forging partnerships: Tribal voices enrich preservation community; calendar of meetings and workshops; Itasca County and Hennepin County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; St. Cloud to host statewide preservation conference in September; new web site explains rehab tax credits.

Spring 2004/Vol. XV, No. 2
A whirlwind tour: local preservation projects in the spotlight; calendar of meetings and workshops; Hennepin County and Winona County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Preservation conference announcement; SHPO reduces hours.

Winter 2004/Vol. XV, No. 1
Stewardship: a shared responsibility; CLG grant deadlines announced; Chippewa County and Nicollet County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to National Register; state capital grant awards announced; web site aids local preservation

Fall 2003/Vol. XIV, No. 4
Reassessing our preservation priorities; Calendar and grants deadlines; Hennepin County and Waseca County buildings rehabilitated; New locally designated properties in Little Falls; Rail corridor agreement revised; CLG grant pre-applications due.

Summer 2003/Vol. XIV, No. 3
Uncertain future for state hospitals facing closure; calendar and grants deadlines; Koochiching County and Sibley County courthouses rehabilitated; recent additions to the National Register; Gov. Pawlenty appointed to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; New Ulm to host statewide preservation conference in September.

Spring 2003, Vol. XIV, No. 2
New guide spotlights Minnesota's National Register properties; calendar of meetings and workshops; Hennepin County and Lac qui Parle County buildings rehabilitated; recent additions to National Register; Isanti County to host barn workshop; Preservation conference announcement.

Winter 2003/Vol XIV, No. 1
Times of plenty, times of uncertainty for historic preservation; calendar of meetings; recent additions to National Register; Beltrami County and St. Louis County buildings rehabilitated; capitol grants awarded; CLG grant pre-applications due; new web site for rehabilitation planning.

Fall 2002/Vol XIII, No. 4
National Register of Historic Places listings are available through web site; calendar of meetings; recent additions to National Register; Goodhue County and St. Louis County buildings rehabilitated; Faribault launches history web site; CLG grant pre-applications due.

Summer 2002/Vol XIII, No. 3
Owatonna to host statewide conference; Information on capital grants; New locally designated properties by Certified Local Governments; Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad impacts; Fire destroys two Lanesboro buildings.

Spring 2002/Vol. XIII, No. 2
Guthrie Theater eligible for National Register; schedule of preservation planning meetings; addition of Heins Block in Olivia and Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Rice County to National Register of Historic Places; Hennepin County depot and train shed saved; Pipestone online tour; Preservation conference announcement.

Winter 2002/Vol. XIII, No. 1
Annual review of preservation plan; grant deadlines; public meetings planned for preservation plan; Saved: Hennepin County Kildall Fish Company Building; Recent additions to National Register of Historic Places in Becker, Fillmore and Hennepin counties; Capitol grants awarded; Eden Prairie unveils interpretive project.

Fall 2001/Vol. XII, No. 4
Historic preservation takes patience and persistence; Fall meetings and workshops; grant deadlines; Saved: Hawley House in Red Wing, Hotel Reichert in Long Prairie; recent additions to National Register; New Ulm survey recommends preservating buildings made from local materials; GLC grant applications due in January.

Summer 2001/Vol. XII, No. 3
SHPO launches web site of National Register properties; calendar: deadlines and meetings; guide explains Section 106 requiring federal agencies to consider historic preservation; Saved: Goodhue County Cooperative store in Red Wing; new National Register properties: four Hennepin County libraries, Schumacher house in St. Peter; Minneapolis strengthens preservation ordinance; preservation conference set for September.

Spring 2001/Vol. XII, No. 2
More tools needed for historic preservation; Saved: Kappel Wagon Works (1875) in Red Wing; Nansen Agricultural District added to National Register; Kelley Farm to host barn workshop; Little Falls unveils local history curriculum.

Winter 2001/Vol. XII, No. 1
More federal funds available for historic preservation; Saved: Canadian National depot in Warroad and Hay Creek Township school in Goodhue County; Three Hennepin County libraries added to NRHP; state capital grants for historic preservation announced; SHPO sets aside funds for reuse studies.

Fall 2000 (October)/Vol. XI, No. 4
New statewide historic preservation plan analyzed; Graystone Hotel in Detroit Lakes and Florence Town Hall in Frontenac restored; January deadline for draft applications for CLG grants; added to National Register: Florence Town Hall, E.C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Islands Historic District; Brooks House (Eastcliff), Ramsey County; Mill Ruins Park taking shape.

Summer 2000 (July)/Vol. XI, No. 3
Remarks on forthcoming 21st annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference and the new Statewide Historic Preservation Plan; Faribault building code workshop; grants deadlines; additions to National Register of Historic Places; Slade Hotel rehabilitated; 10 CLG grants.

Spring 2000 (April)/Vol. XI, No. 2
Loss of Dania Hall in Minneapolis: lessons to be learned; Saved: St. Peter properties damaged by tornado; program and schedule for Preservation Week 2000; Nike missile site reviewed under Section 106 process; request for feedback.

Winter 2000 (January)/Vol. XI, No. 1
Help needed to shape preservation vision for new century (includes questions from state planning meetings); NPS Technical Services Bulletin on web site; Winsted City Hall has successful reuse study; state capital projects grants-in-aid awards, FY 2000 fall cycle.

Fall 1999 (October)/Vol. X, No. 4
Plans for historic preservation in new millennium; CLG grant deadline; Faribault HPC tour guide training.

Summer 1999 (July)/Vol. X, No. 3
Highway 55 in Minneapolis controversy; Houston County farm wins Barn Again! award; Section 106 regulations.

Spring 1999 (April)/Vol. X, No. 2
Statewide meeting and activities for National Preservation Week; moving Shubert Theater in downtown Minneapolis.

Winter 1999 (January)/Vol. X, No. 1
St. Peter recovery underway; Stillwater Bridge threatened; CLG grant schedule.

Fall 1998 (October)/Vol. IX, No. 4
Revising Minnesota's preservation plan; Lanesboro named Great American Main Street; evaluating Minnesota's rural historic landscapes.

Summer 1998 (July)/Vol. IX, No. 3
Lessons learned in disaster recovery; Stillwater's Greeley area survey completed; survey planned for Ottawa, Minn.

Spring 1998 (April)/Vol. IX, No. 2
Recent preservation accomplishments; National Preservation Week activities; studying two rural historic landmarks.

Winter 1998 (January)/Vol. IX, No. 1
Obstacles to finding new uses for historic properties; new mitigation agreements for construction projects; ARCHITALKS lecture series on library design.

Fall 1997 (October)/Vol. VIII, No. 4
Lessons learned at St. Olaf's Ytterboe Hall; Duluth barge "Coleman" to be scrapped; CLG grants schedule.

Summer 1997 (July)/Vol. VIII, No. 3
Progress made through county and local preservation grants; status report on reuse studies; historic preservation grants made to Mille Lacs and Leech Lake Ojibwe tribes.

Spring 1997 (April)/Vol. VIII, No. 2 [Not available online]
Celebrating preservation in National Preservation Week; lecture series on lost and threatened Minnesota.

Winter 1997 (January)/Vol. VIII, No. 1
Stillwater Bridge at risk; underwater archaeological resources planning; Otsego and New Ulm CLGs.

Fall 1996 (October)/Vol. VII, No. 4
Minnesota Ojibwe tribes administer preservation programs; Lake Nokomis eligible for National Register; CLG grant deadline.