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Fun Facts About Our Minnesota Twins

Posted by Casey on May 7, 2014 5:47:00 AM

Questions to Test Your Minnesota Twins Knowledge

Our Minnesota Twins are off to a decent start – even with the rainy wet spring we’ve had here in the Twin Cities. But, how much do you know about our beloved baseball team? Here are some fun facts about our Minnesota Twins.

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Topics: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota, Kent Hrbek

Our Favorite Warm Weather Activities in Minnesota

Posted by Casey on Apr 22, 2014 5:06:00 AM

Summer Activities in Minnesota

The shovels have been put away and patio furniture is making its return from storage. Along with making plans to enjoy the warm temperatures at home, families everywhere in Minnesota are shifting gears and making plans for summer day trips and getaways. Whether you’re looking for arts experiences or family-friendly entertainment, there is something for everyone during the summer in Minnesota. Here are our favorite warm weather activities:

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Topics: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota

How to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by Casey on Apr 19, 2014 6:58:00 AM

Projects for Earth Day this April

The arrival of spring alone, is something worth celebrating in Minnesota. Another important day is April 22, Earth Day. Started in 1970, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. For all of us, it is a day to do something friendly for the environment – something that is simple but significant. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day.

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Topics: Minnesota, Energy Efficiency

Reasons We Love Our Minnesota Twins

Posted by Casey on Apr 17, 2014 5:38:00 AM

Why Do Minnesotans Love Their Twins?

Minnesotans are loyal fans of our Minnesota Twins baseball team. We seem to have a love/hate relationship with all our sports teams, but probably more so with the Twins than any other team. Every season we start with fresh hopes and dreams and they give us a ride for sure. Many times (lately) they land near the bottom, but they’re also the team that has given Minnesota two World Championships – so we can’t ever
give up on our favorite team. Here are a few reasons why we love our Minnesota Twins.

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Topics: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota, Carrier, Kent Hrbek

Farmer's Almanac Predicts the Weather for the Summer of 2014

Posted by Ed Heil on Mar 20, 2014 1:13:00 PM

 

 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2014 Summer Prediction

Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been an integral part of many people’s lives. It has been commonly known for predicting the weather, but did you know it has also provided valuable information to other walks of life as well? Predicting tide tables for beach lovers; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm or love to garden; and publishing recipes for all the cooks out there. Of course the Farmer's Almanac predicts the weather for the summer of 2014.

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Topics: Minnesota

Ways To Enjoy the Minnesota State Fair With Your Family

Posted by karijojohnson on Aug 23, 2013 11:50:00 AM

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

 

Minnesota State Fair

It’s that time of year again! Time for greasy cheese curds, tall cups of Minnesota milkshakes and enough people watching to last you through next year. Yep, it’s Minnesota State Fair time and here at Stay Comfy we are all about embracing everything Minnesota’s four seasons have to offer! Whether your kiddos are packing up their new backpacks for school or packing up their suitcases for college, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Here are just some of the ways to enjoy the Minnesota State Fair.

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Topics: Minnesota

American Women Are Now the Primary Breadwinners

Posted by Alyssa on May 29, 2013 3:34:00 PM

New study shows more moms are bringing home the bacon.

She may not know the inner workings of a furnace or A/C unit, but a new report says that the working mom is doing just fine without that knowledge. We live in a fast paced world, and no one knows this better than the modern day superhero: the working mom. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, a record number of American women are now the primary breadwinners in their families.

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Topics: Minnesota

Prevent ice dams from building on your roof

Posted by Amy on Jan 28, 2013 2:41:00 PM


If you live in Minnesota than you're familiar with the term "ice dams." Ice dams occur when water builds up behind a blockage of ice - and if this happens on your home's roof it can result in mega damage.

And while Minnesotans can usually blame snow for all of our winter woes, when it comes to ice dams it's the freezing temps followed by that brief thaw (or heat from your roof) that result in the build up of ice dams.

WCCO-TV recently reported on the start of ice dam season in Minnesota.

If you notice ice dams building on your home's roof, ENERGY STAR offers these tips for resolving the issue:

  • Don’t get on your roof to solve this problem, it could be dangerous.
  • Avoid standing on the ground and “chipping away” at the ice. Not only could this cause damage to your roof, but you can be seriously injured by falling ice, debris, or tools.
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Topics: Minnesota, Energy Efficiency

How to avoid frozen pipes this winter

Posted by Amy on Jan 15, 2013 3:19:00 PM

 The 5-Day Forecast looks frigid! Below zero temps can be uncomfortable not only for you and your family but also for your house. The Minnesota heating and cooling experts at Minneapolis St. Paul Plumbing Heating Air offer some tips and advice to help you avoid the winter headache known as frozen pipes.

The best way to handle frozen pipes is to avoid getting them in the first place. There are some simple, proactive steps you can take now to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Look at your home's insulation. If you're in the process of or thinking about remodeling your home, that is the perfect time to add upgrading your insulation to the list. This will not only improve your home's overall energy efficiency, but it will also help keep your pipes nice and toasty warm.
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Topics: Minnesota

Keeping your family healthy over winter

Posted by Amy on Jan 14, 2013 4:10:00 PM

The stories are all over the news - there's no denying cold and flu season has hit Minnesota. Hard. We're especially susceptible to colds and the flu during the winter months when the cold weather and snow keeps us cooped up inside, surrounded by each others' germs. So how do you protect yourself and your family from the cold and flu bug? Here are tips:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine (for those 6 months and older) as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. There's still time to get your flu shot if you haven't had yours yet.
  • If you are sick with a cold or flu-like illness, the CDC recommends you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as this is how germs spread.

The Minnesota Department of Health reminds us of the difference between a cold and the flu:

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Topics: Minnesota