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Young and Single? You still need insurance.

We love this picture of Rickie Fowler from the 2016 Ryder Cup because it shows what it's like to be single around coupled or married friends. You've graduated from college, have your first job and either renting on your...

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone.Even still,...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

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18 Winter Preparation Tips for Car Owners

The brisk air and flurries may have some drivers dreading the roads this winter season, while others are so accustomed to the weather that driving in the snow is now second nature.Regardless of your driving experience...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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Report: Largest Auto Insurers Often Charge More for Safe Drivers

I recently read an article from the Insurance Journal that really surprised me. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) conducted a recent report and found that the largest auto insurers often charge higher premiums to...

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The Hartford Introduces New Open Road Pricing Plan

On December 13th, The Hartford is introducing a new auto insurance pricing plan developed exclusively for independent insurance agents. We're excited to see these changes in The Hartford's Open Road plan that will allow...

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Kids at College? Put “Insurance 101" on Your Class List

Do you have kids in college? While many college students are home over the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, we want to remind you to look over their insurance needs. Whether they're attending school in Minnesota or...

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Prepare for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road

Rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Minnesota. Lakeside Insurance wants you and your family to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Buying a new car is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. We can't really help you become...

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Do all drivers in my household have to be listed on my auto policy?

Most of the time the answer is a resounding YES! Every licensed driver must be listed on your auto insurance policy that resides in your household. The only exception to this rule with some insurance companies is if...

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September Defensive Driving Courses

For those of you that are age 55 or older, complete an approved defensive driving course and get up to 10% off your auto insurance premium. The first time you take the course it is an 8 hour course. Every 3 years you...

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How can I save money on MN car insurance?

The price you pay for your auto insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending what type of car you have and the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some ways to save money. Shop around Prices...

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