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Boys basketball: CHS star likes his new home

"You just sit back and enjoy Minnesota basketball. "I mean, these kids can really play." Six players scored in double figures for the Gold, led by John Rumpza's 23 points. Rumpza, a 6-foot-6 forward from Blooming Prairie, is headed to Winona State.

David Eugene Ferguson, 80

He was born to Ross and Florence Ferguson on a farm near Newry, Minnesota, in Freeborn County where he grew up. David graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1953 and obtained his two-year mechanics degree at Dunwoody Industrial Institute in ...

Farmers: Why 50 foot buffers?

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. — Farmers are frustrated that the Dayton ...
Discovery Farms coordinator and retired University of Minnesota Extension soil scientist. However, he can't find the science that documents 50 feet being ideal; rather the perception ...

Southern Minnesota farmers weigh in on Dayton's buffer proposal

whose legislative district includes Blooming Prairie, said she foresees more changes to the bill. A buffer, also known as a riparian area, is a filter strip that does two things, according to John Jaschke, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Water ...

Who’s that man crossing the icy river in Winona? It’s George Washington

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona received the rump ...
with flowing water during the majority of the growing season," reports Kim Hyatt of the Blooming Prairie Leader. But before Dayton and lawmakers make any decisions, they want to hear from ...

Sports Memories: March 15

In the District 2 Minnesota basketball tournament ...
Austin won the District 2 title with a 79-68 victory over Blooming Prairie. Denny Kruckeberg scored 23 points for Blooming Prairie. • In the District 5 basketball playoffs, Wells High School defeated ...

Solunar Information for Blooming Prairie, MN

Nov 1, 2012; 5:00 AM ET As the world warms, due to a changing climate, there is a chance the sport of hunting and fishing could be affected. Valerie Smock has more on what could happen in the future.

UPDATE: 3 seriously hurt in crash north of Blooming Prairie

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says three people were seriously hurt in a multiple vehicle crash north of Blooming Prairie. It happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday at Highway 218 and 138th Street Southeast. According to ...

Dale Madsen

Dale Merlin Madsen, age 73 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota formerly of Milaca, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, August 2, 2014, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. He was born September 24, 1940 in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, the son of Merlin and ...

Wayne Howard Yentsch — Blooming Prairie

He loved to watch sports, especially the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Survivors include his wife, Benita Yentsch of Blooming Prairie; seven children, Sandra (Ronald) Musolf of Kasson, Sonja Radel of Owatonna, Susanne Benson of Hastings, Spencer Yentsch of ...

Love Thursday

Pear blossom showers and air pink tinged with fragrance of blooming peach trees. Pansies lifting their cold weary leaves and bursting into vibrant, singing colors, Daffodils standing in yellow cluste…

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Auden’s Reading of Poem, “Friday’s Child.”

Click this link and you will hear famous 20th century poet W.H. Auden read his composition on the life of Deitrich Bonhoeffer.  Is Friday a reference to Good Friday?  Or to the nursery rhyme:  “…Frid a…

American Holly (What Time is it in Nature)

Today’s What Time is it in Nature is brought to you by Terra Meares, citizen science volunteer and former intern at Prairie Ridge! Terra is a student at North Carolina State University majoring in Pla…

A Writing Award To Give Yourself: Do What You Love

Sometimes we need to give ourselves a little pick me up, a reminder to Do What We Love, even if that particular thing that we love seems difficult to achieve. Just recently I have been querying agents…

Will you sacrifice for unity?

Paul’s claim upon the church in Ephesians 4:11-16 (according to Wm. Barclay) is that “the church is to reach for a stature which can be measured by the fullness of Christ.  To produce people who have …

Every Little Bit Helps

I’m getting excited about this upcoming field season.  For the first time in several years, we’re going to be attempting to harvest seed from as many prairie plant species as we can.  Between about 19…

Two addresses?

In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul writes from a Roman prison but in chapter 3 he speaks of himself as a prisoner of Christ.  Paul considers himself a dual prisoner; actually living as a prisoner of…

Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Week: April 4-12, 2015

Click flier to view it in PDF & to download. Summary: Putting for Prairie Chicken Fundraiser in the Houston Zoo: April 4 & 5. Danny Keel of the Houston Zoo made a putting mat in the shape of the At…

Kill A Fire Ant – Save A Prairie Chicken

Help save the​ extremely endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, unique to Texas & Louisiana, by donating to kill red imported fire ants. A very worthy cause! ​ OurChickenS For more i…


Get a Homeland Security Job in BLOOMING PRAIRIE 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

    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.


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.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in BLOOMING PRAIRIE MINNESOTA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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