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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Got questions about buying new cars, or other automotive topics? We've got someone with answers.
When it comes to buying a new car... Do you have to stick with an SUV if you want cargo room? How can you measure whether you're getting good value for your money? What cars work best in a Minnesota winter? This week's Patch Pros, Patrick Sutter and Debbie Tufts, are here to help sort out these questions. Sutter is the general manager for Borton Volvo's Minneapolis and Golden Valley dealerships, which together employ about 70 people. He's worked for Borton Volvo for nearly 30 years, and works closely with the car company in a number of other areas. Tufts, meanwhile, has been a sales manager for nine years for Golden Valley's Rudy Luther's Toyota Scion, a dealership that has been in the community since 1972. Add your question in the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Let one of our Patch Pros answer your questions about winter home maintenance.
If Benjamin Franklin was born Minnesotan, he may have added 'winter' to his list of certainties in his famous quote: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." As the days grow shorter and the thermometer continues its steady, downward slide, many of us are preparing as best we can for the long dark months ahead. But when it comes to winterizing your home, do you know what necessary steps should be taken or best methods used? Here to help with our preparations are three "Patch Pros"—local home repair and maintenance specialists that have agreed to answer your questions and address your concerns regarding home winterization in the comments section below. Our first expert is Lindsay Reddy, the owner of the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What can pedestrians and drivers do to make life safer for people on foot?
Walking is such a basic, everyday activity—putting one foot in front of the other—that news of pedestrians dying or suffering severe injuries while they're simply out and about is particularly harrowing. What steps can pedestrians, motorists, even bicyclists take to reduce the danger to people who simply want or need to walk to get from one place to another in the community? Is there anything local or state government is or should be doing? Ask your questions in comments below and look for a reply from an expert. Our Patch Pros for this topic are James Ingham of Northfield Hospital EMS, Anne Marie Buck, the police services liaison at the Hopkins Police Department, Dale Butler of Fridley, who blogs about pedestrian safety at a blog called, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This week, our Patch Pro, Don Juen, is on hand to help you get your vehicle back on the right track following a car accident.
Ice, poor visibility, distracted driving, plain dumb luck. Whatever the cause, many of us will get into a car accident at some point in our lives—and not everyone knows how to navigate insurance claims and car repairs that following the accident. That's why Patch recruited Don Juen, the owner of Oakdale Collision Center in Oakdale, to lend his expertise and answer questions about the car repair and insurance claim process. Have a question? Post your thoughts or concerns in the comments section and then check back with Patch later to see what they have to say. Click on the links below to see other installments in our ongoing "Ask a Patch Pro" series.