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Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Super Bowl Party Playbook

As millions of Americans prepare to host and attend Super Bowl parties, many may be unaware of the risks they may be taking. Party hosts need to understand their responsibilities when inviting people into their homes...

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Tornadoes Happen Every Year - Are You Prepared?

You don't have to be directly hit by a tornado in Minnesota to experience damage. Taking some time to prepare could save you thousands of dollars and hours of clean-up. Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You...

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Eagan Home & Leisure Show

What great weather out this week! If you need ideas for spring projects come over to the Eagan Home & Leisure Show today and tomorrow. Lakeside has booth number 11 - stop by and say hi! Admission is free and there...

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Spring is Coming!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we're starting to think about spring. (or have been for a while with this mild winter we've had). Whether spring arrives on time, we've got you covered with...

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Buying jewelry for Valentine's Day?

If you are buying your special someone jewelry for Valentine's Day, don't forget to call to schedule your fancy new jewelry on your insurance policy. Why you ask? Your home insurance policy usually only covers you for $...

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues here in Minnesota, and they're not only annoying - they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you like...

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Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

Summer has ended, but there's no need to fret: Fall brings with it crisp, cool days, wonderful colors - and football season! It also brings with it a few maintenance tasks that Lakeside Insurance recommends to help...

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Understanding Identity Theft

Your identity belongs to you. Here are some suggestions from Lakeside Insurance to help you protect it. One smart and effective way to protect yourself against identity theft is to prevent it. If your identity is stolen,...

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Jewelry: What is covered on my home insurance?

In Minnesota, did you know you probably only have about $2,000 of jewerlry coverage on your home insurance policy? That is the industry standard - no matter what company you are insured with. The main thing that covers...

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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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Do you have home remodeling plans?

If you have upcoming home remodeling plans be sure to do two things; 1) Let us know about your remodel project as we may have to increase the coverage limit on your home. Give us a call and we'll do the research to make...

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