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UMM, Crown split doubleheader

The University of Minnesota, Morris and Crown College split its first UMAC doubleheader on Monday, March 30, kicking off conference play for softball. UMM won the first game 13-8 before falling 10-8 in the second game. Kallie Grote and Cassie Sowada led ...

Local student to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris

MORRIS, Minn. — Matthew Kingland of Owatonna has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris. Kingland, a 2015 graduate of Owatonna High School, will attend Morris beginning fall 2015. Kingland is the recipient of an Achievement Scholarship.

Insider roundup: MLS to Minnesota, Freddy Adu to Finland, U.S. national team updates

Two groups bid for the Minneapolis rights, with investors from the current second-division team, Minnesota United ...
U.S. men’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann has summoned Jordan Morris from the under-23 squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland ...

Morris replaces Johannsson on US roster vs Switzerland

Germany), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt, Germany), Danny Williams (Reading, England), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles) Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Jordan Morris (Stanford ...

House Explosion in Western Minnesota

Firefighting crews responded to a house explosion in western Minnesota on Saturday morning ...
The Chokio Fire Department with the assistance of the Morris Fire Department were able to contain the engulfed house until it was extinguished.

Finzel Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean

The University of Minnesota, Morris is pleased to announce that Bart Finzel has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean. A member of the Morris faculty since 1989, Finzel has served as interim dean since 2011. “I am very grateful to ...

Kylan on top of Hill at Morris

Heading into his senior year and final baseball season at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Kylan Hill recalled his career as a Division III baseball player. Hill graduated from Aitkin High School in 2011. “I wanted to continue playing baseball in ...

Minnesota man takes out newspaper ad to catch burglar

One of Minnesota's new medical marijuana dispensaries is opening ...
for two children who may be in the St. Paul area with their non-custodial mother. Tameicia Morris took the children for a visit against the court order and has not returned them.

Nicholas Bernard Poss, 76

Following his military service, Nick moved to the Battle Lake area, Minnesota, and attended the Detroit Lakes Technical School. He met his wife, Anita, at church and they were married in 1967 at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, Minnesota. Nick had an ...

Lake of the Woods Minnesota Ice Fishing Report March 23rd

Conditions can change daily. Adrians...
Road open to ATV's and snowmobiles only. Cyrus...
Using Morris Point road. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Morris Point...
Ice road in decent shape. No wheel houses. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Zippel Bay Resort...

More Than Best Friends – Anthology in aid of Guide Dogs For the Blind

I am delighted today to showcase an anthology of stories for dog lovers that is also released to support one of the most incredible charities. We all know that dogs are loving, loyal and intelligent b…

“About 37 million people tuned in to the Academy Awards last year, and a great deal rides on the show’s outcome. Winning a golden statuette can vault an actor to stardom, add millions to a movie’s box office and boost a studio’s prestige. Yet the roster of

Should this surprise anyone? Source: John Horn, Nicole Sperling and Doug Smith. “Unmask ing the Academy Oscar Voters Overwhelmingly White, Male.”  Los Angeles Times. February 19, 2012. i…

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Found Guilty of Bribery in Retrial

Ehud Olmert was convicted for bribery after previously being acquitted. Photo Wikimedia Commons. – Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was convicted for bribery in a retrial at the Jeru…

Israel: Former PM Ehud Olmert found guilty in Morris Talansky case after corruption retrial

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has been found guilty in the Morris Talansky case after a corruption retrial. The Jerusalem District Court Current News: Israel: Former PM Ehud Olmert found guilty in …

Who is the favorite in Morris County baseball?

As April Fool’s Day rapidly approaches, there’s a burning question around the Morris County high school baseball circles that just might not yet have an answer. Who is the team to beat in Morris Coun…

Alice Munro’s “The Wilds of Morris Township”

This Alice Munro story might serve as a sixteen-page synposis for why some high-school students came to hate the idea of reading Canadian authors. McClelland & Stewart, 2006 If you weren’t raised on…

The Commander in Chief is endangering Canadians

Perrceptions by Gerry Warner “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came” was the title of a forgettable 1970 movie that ironically seems to have some prescience now as Commander in Chief Stephen Harper …

read my Em. Motion for Reconsideration En Banc, or in the Alternative, Motion to Recall the Mandate Pending the Filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court

The Second Circuit rendered its decision on March 11, 2015. I received the Order in the mail on March 17, 2014 and pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 40, the Motion for Reconsideration was due by March 25, 2…

“The economy has experienced 12 straight months of job growth above 200,000 and the overall unemployment rate has dropped 5.5 percent. But the recovery isn’t such great news for black Americans. The unemployment rate for black people was 11 percent in the

As I always say, never believe the unemployment figures that are co-signed by the U.S. government. Although things are bad for Afr. Americans, it’s actually worse than what the U.S. government wants y…

Allan Ritchie shares life and experience with grandson Lark in 'First Communion - Last Communion'

Allan Ritchie with pike 1954 (Ritchie collection)Writing about his grandfather Allan Ritchie, his grandson Lark noted that he was probably the first 'High-Tech Communication Specialist' out of Moose F…


MORRIS MINNESOTA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in MORRIS MINNESOTA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]


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