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Why are car insurance rates rising?

The reality is car insurance rates are rising and there is not much we can do about it. Here are a few reasons why:1. More cars on the road2. More technology in cars means they are more expensive to repair and/or...

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I want to drive for Uber or Lyft. Am I covered?

The simple answer: probably not. Most personal auto insurance policies excludes vehicles being used as "public or livery conveyance" such as taxis or ride-sharing services. We call this a "gap in coverage". When are you...

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Self-Driving Cars: Who is liable in an accident?

A recent article in the USA Today highlighted the insurance questions many have involving self-driving cars. The article stemmed from an incident involving a Tesla Model X and Phoenix police motorcycle last week. Here'...

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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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Insurance Tips for College Graduates

Graduation season is nearing and with that comes the freedom and independence of being an adult. Part of "adulting" is making your own decisions – including financial ones like insurance. The topic of insurance can be...

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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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7 tips for getting your Christmas tree home safely


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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disaster Preparedness, FEMA and More

If the unthinkable happens, Lakeside Insurance understands that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. That information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Think we are safe here in...

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Saving Money on Classic Car Insurance in Minnesota

How much you pay for insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance in Minnesota. Before you buy If you're thinking of...

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