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Stingers bash Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA — Every couple of years ...
The Litchfield native and University of Minnesota recruit was hitting .224 after the first game of a July 11 doubleheader. In the second game, he started a nine-game hitting streak during which he’s batting

1 Dog Dead After Alexandria Fire Consumes Home


ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Saturday fire that started in a garage left an Alexandria home destroyed and a dog dead. According to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the fire began in the garage of a home on East Lake Mary Road while ...

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Robin Hood’


This year’s show is ‘Robin Hood’. So far, registrants are coming from the Minnesota communities of Alexandria, Ashby, Barrett, Big Lake, Blaine, Blomkest, Brainerd, Cannon Falls, Cloquet, Delano, Dilworth, Elbow Lake, Embarrass, Farwell, Fertile ...

Blue Anchors: Alexandria talking playoffs but falls late against Mankato


Alexandria led 4-1 going to the top of the eighth before the ...
sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

EXCLUSIVE: Family speaks after child dies of rare amoeba infecti - KMSP-TV


STORY- Minnesota child develops rare amoeba infection after swimming ...
They don’t want his legacy to be “the amoeba boy” from Alexandria. “He was a go-getter,” his father Jeff said. “I called him my little helper. He was always there to ...

Alexandria Man Arrested after Meth Found During Search


Caswell was arrested at is being held at the Douglas County Jail. The Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force were all involved in the investigation.

Business-education partnership works in Alexandria, Minn.


ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Alexandria has a strong business/education ...
has been conducting weekly interviews on public policy for the past 10 years. The Civic Caucus is a Minnesota-based non-partisan public policy learning organization. According to its ...

Ky Zimmel makes season debut for Alexandria in win


Sophomore right-hander Ky Zimmel made his season debut for Alexandria, throwing four shutout innings and struck out six batters. Zimmel, an Osakis native, is coming off of a junior college stint at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus ...

Preserved parcels offer glimpse of Minnesota gone by


Hedtke works for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which manages these protected areas. Blanket Flower Prairie, on the edge of the Alexandria moraine, is part of what was once the beach of a glacial lake. Eleven thousand years ago, Hedtke says ...

WATCH: Kevin Bacon Gets 'Footloose' at Alexandria Donut Shop


PHOTO of Kevin Bacon courtesy of Sugar Shack Donuts via Twitter Visitors to Alexandria, Va. donut shop, Sugar Shack Donuts, were treated Saturday morning to more than donuts with an impromptu performance of “Footloose” by Kevin Bacon and his brother ...

About Today in Alexandria: July 27, 2015


Sunday, July 27, 2015 To see more events in Alexandria, Virginia, click this link. To get your event added to our calendar, click this link (COST: $10). Your plans for today (July 27, 2015) in Alexan…

5 Most Viewed Real Estate Listings in Alexandria, Virginia Last Week on Redfin.com


What real estate listings have commanded the most attention from buyers this past week in Alexandria, Virginia on Redfin.com o ver the last week? Below is a list of the 5 most viewed real estate listi…
Jobs from Indeed




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ALEXANDRIA

Get a Homeland Security Job in ALEXANDRIA MINNESOTA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Tips

No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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Domestic violence in ALEXANDRIA MINNESOTA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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The situation of health coverage in in ALEXANDRIA MINNESOTA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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