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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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Animal house: 4 insurance issues that arise when kids go to college

Gone are the days of a college student loading up the family car with just a couple of boxes to take to school. Nowadays, students bring laptops, televisions, bicycles, musical instruments, cell phones and other digital...

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Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Two thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may...

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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more Minnesota residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues...

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Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland here in Minnesota. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Minnesota, it may be a good time of...

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the difference...

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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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