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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while...

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Wake up! 1 in 5 fatal car crashes involve drowsy drivers

I fell asleep behind the wheel nearly three years ago. I didn't wake up until I banged my face against the steering wheel. I had been driving at 60 mph when my car slammed into the one in front of mine as it was stopped...

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Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and...

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4 Little-Known Truths About Credit Scores and Car Insurance Rates

Good, bad or nonexistent, a customer's credit score still matters when shopping for auto insurance. But the impact isn't always equal across geographies or insurers. Click HERE for the remainder of the story on...

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6 Tips for Landlords Bringing on New Renters

Are you a landlord? Having a rental home or apartment can be a great thing - it can also cause a lot of headaches. Here are 6 tips for you to help you safely manage risk as you bring in new renters to your property;...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. After the week long rain we had last week, you might now have a list of things to do to prevent future water...

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10 Things to Know About the End of Windows XP

By now, I'm sure you've heard that the Windows XP operating system is now longer being supported by Microsoft. If your PC still runs on XP, what does that mean for you? Here are 10 things you need to know; No more...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own - if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At...

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Burnsville Road Construction Update

It's that time of year again! Winter is gone (finally) & it's the start of road construction season. Here is an update for all you Burnsville residents; There are two road construction projects in our area we wanted...

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High Deductibles Help You Save

These cost-conscious days, everyone is trying to save money wherever they can, and that includes on their insurance policies. More customers are now requesting a reduction in the dwelling limits on their homeowners...

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Top 10 Tips to Prevent Snowmobile Accidents

Snow: what some see as a burden, others see as an opportunity for fun. Nicely powdered trails aren't just for snowboarders and skiers, as snowmobile enthusiasts take to the trails as well. Link to the full story on ...

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Preventing & Getting Rid of Ice Dams

Ice damming is a maddening problem that afflicts homeowners all over Minnesota and other cold climates. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average home insurance claim for water damage and freezing (...

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