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Why an annual insurance review is important

For many of us, an insurance review isn’t top-of-mind as we’re making New Year’s resolutions; but it should be. January is the perfect time to meet with Lakeside Insurance Brokers and review your current coverage....

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a Greener Holiday

You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but really all of us should be striving for a green holiday! Let’s face it, with all the wrapping paper, cards, décor and packaging, we create a lot of waste while celebrating...

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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The 6 Most Important Times to Purchase Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the most important financial tools that you can have. In fact, without it, most financial plans are considered to be incomplete. So we put together a list of the most important times in your...

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7 tips for getting your Christmas tree home safely

With the Thanksgiving feast behind us, it’s time for many people to start decorating their homes for Christmas. This year, the above-average fall temperatures inspired many homeowners to light up their yards and homes...

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Avoid Identity Theft or Fraud on Cyber Monday

The holiday season can be a frantic time for shoppers with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner. Scams will be prevalent and online thieves will be ready to hack your information. Protect yourself with...

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Enjoy a Claims-Free Thanksgiving

With over 48 million Americans traveling this Thanksgiving to see family and friends, remember to take a few steps to prepare your home to avoid returning to a big mess and insurance claim. How many times have you...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Protect yourself throughout life's changes

Life changes. Has your coverage? - Whether you're starting out, settling down, or retired, protecting what's important - that's what matters most. Our guide describes factors that can influence your insurance decisions,...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers wins 2016 Safeco Make More Happen Award

CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Lakeside Insurance Brokers is excited to announce it has won a Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award. The Make More Happen Award recognizes 66 independent insurance agencies across the country...

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Drone Coverage: Don’t fly by the seat of your pants!

Unmanned aircrafts, more commonly known as drones, are becoming popular for both recreational and commercial use.They’ve become increasingly affordable with the most inexpensive models costing less than $50! Many drones...

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Five Ways Life Insurance Brings Peace of Mind

The majority of us are aware we need life insurance but may not be sure how much, or if it’s within our budget. Life insurance has helped people keep their promises for generations — and you don’t have to break the bank...

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Renting your home during the Ryder Cup? Check your homeowners policy or call your agent to make sure you're covered

The Ryder Cup is the hottest ticket in town. And for those that live in the southwest metro close to Hazeltine, the decision to "see it or flee it" is upon you. For those wanting to make a little extra cash and take the...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Buying a condo? Don't skip the inspection

Are you planning to purchase a condo soon? Don't skip the inspection! Even though condos have less maintenance than a house, condo owners can still experience a lot of the same issues that single family homes experience....

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4 ways to reduce Workers' Comp claims

In today’s litigious environment, claims against industrial companies are inevitable, and off-the-shelf solutions to manage liability risks are too often inadequate. In the high-risk manufacturing sector, where large-...

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Saving for a house while renting? Make sure you have renters' insurance

A recent article in the Washington Post states that America's millennials under 35 are struggling to save enough for a down payment to purchase their first home. Despite wanting to purchase a home, most millennials are...

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6 tips to a prevent house fire

With the recent drought in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, there have been several fire losses throughout the area. Make sure you're preventing a house fire with these tips:Keep your yard free of debris, clean out your...

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Pool safety tips before you take a dip this summer

According to the CDC, more than 3,400 drowning take place in the U.S. each year, so run through this list of pool safety tips before you take a dip this summer!Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Is your "baby" going to prom? Call us if they're renting a party bus!

It's prom season! You've been to all of the stores helping your daughter pick out the perfect dress or gotten your son fitted for his tux. Prom is a big milestone in a teenager's life, and the parents! It comes with a...

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Are you and your boat ready?

"Ice-out" was declared on Lake Minnetonka on March 17, 2016 - the earliest on record since 1878, which means the boating season is upon us. Are you and your boat ready? A watercraft inspection or a marine survey are two...

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Spring storms - are you ready?

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Unfortunately, it can also bring major storm activity in the form of torrential rains, hail, high wind, tornadoes or whatever else Mother Nature wants to throw our way. Being prepared...

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Buying an electric car? You may save on fuel, but will you save on auto insurance?

Tesla recently revealed its Model 3, an affordable luxury electric car meant for the masses. Car enthusiasts waited for hours last week outside the Eden Prairie Tesla dealership for a chance to own the highly...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers signs with Austin Mutual Insurance Company

Lakeside Insurance Brokers has been appointed to sell Austin Mutual Insurance Company products. With the addition of these companies to its existing product offerings, the agency will provide Twin Cities metro area...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers appointed to sell The Main Street America Group products

Lakeside Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce its appointment to sell products from The Main Street America Group (MSA Group). “Lakeside Insurance is excited to announce our appointment with the MSA Group,” said...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers announces appointment with West Bend Mutual Insurance

Lakeside Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce its appointment to sell products from West Bend Mutual Insurance, a Ward Group’s 2015 Top 50 performing property/casualty insurer. “As a mutual insurer, West Bend is...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers announces appointment with Kemper

Lakeside Insurance Brokers formally announced its appointment with Kemper. The Kemper family of companies services over 6 million policies across the United States. “Being appointed with Kemper means Lakeside Insurance...

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Lakeside Insurance Brokers appointed to sell ACUITY Insurance products

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Lakeside Insurance Brokers has been appointed to sell property and casual insurance products with ACUITY Insurance. With the addition of ACUITY to its existing product offerings, Lakeside will...

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Brock Fluegge named to Safeco Insurance Midwest Region Advisory Council

At Lakeside Insurance, we are proud of our legacy of service — we’re your advocate when you’re looking to protect what matters most to you and your family. And now, we’re building a legacy of industry leadership as well,...

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Now Open in Chanhassen, Minnesota

Lakeside Insurance Brokers is celebrating the opening of its new location in Chanhassen. “I love being part of this community and excited to be able to offer residents options when it comes to insurance and first-rate...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home

It's not unusual, when you set out on that trip to warm up down south during the winter, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might...

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