MNopedia is a free English-language encyclopedia project from the Minnesota Historical Society . Funded through a Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund , it is the first online encyclopedia about Minnesota .  The website online cam on August 15, 2011 with initial funding of $ 215,000 for 2010 and 2011.  Many of the items produced by the encyclopedia are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License you are Reviews some of ict Multimedia files. 
The Minnesota Historical Society had the opportunity to make a print encyclopedia, but opted for an internet site for the sake of affordability and interactivity.  MNHS paid history scholars including Rhoda Gilman and Annette Atkins to compose essays for the site  and the historical society also awards grants for the creation of entries on select topics. 
MNopedia is queryable via API .  Online newspaper MinnPost publishes entries from MNopedia on a weekly basis as well as publishing bimonthly news articles that are later developed into entries for MNopedia. 
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