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DAYTON HUDSON, TARGET, DAYTON'S FUND MINNESOTA ARTS PROGRAMS

 MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dayton Hudson Corporation, its foundation and its Minnesota-based stores -- Target and Dayton's -- have made grants recently to several innovative Minnesota arts programs.
 The grants are part of Dayton Hudson's $23.3 million 1993 plan of giving to arts and social action programs in communities where it has stores nationwide. Arts giving in 1993 is planned to total $9.8 million.
 "We cannot succeed as a retailer unless the communities we serve succeed," said Kenneth A. Macke, chairman and chief executive officer. "Keeping the arts healthy is vital to strengthening the communities in which we operate."
 A list of the most recent grants to arts programs in Minnesota follows.
 Recipient Program Amount
 Minnesota Public Radio General support for
 cultural programming $100,000
 Intermedia Arts Support for arts center
 Center and Extensions program
 of mentoring for
 minority artists $50,000
 The Playwrights' Center Operating support $22,500
 Milkweed Editions Operating support $22,000
 Minn. Composers' Forum Operating support $20,000
 Ragamala Dance Theatre Operating support $5,000
 Independent Feature
 Project/North Operating support $3,500
 Dayton Hudson Corporation has 36 Target stores and 12 Dayton's stores in Minnesota and more than 850 stores nationwide. The corporation is one of the nation's largest retailers with 1992 revenues of $17.9 billion.
 Dayton Hudson is also one of America's largest corporate funders of arts programs, having received in 1992 the Founders' Award for long-term support of the arts from the Business Committee on the Arts and Forbes' Magazine. Since 1946, Dayton Hudson has invested more than $280 million in social action and arts programs in communities where it has stores.
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 /CONTACT: Laura Anders of Dayton Hudson, 612-370-6622/
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