FOCUS ON SUCCESS: Associated Finishing, Inc.

  The next Focus on Success is here featuring Associated Finishing, Inc. in Mankato, MN. We have teamed up with True Facade Pictures again to produce this video. The goal of the series is to showcase United Prairie clients and the partnerships we have developed with them to help their businesses grow and thrive. In…

Preparing for a Winter Storm

During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits. Prepare…

High Winds Safety and Readiness

Each year thousands of high wind events strike the US, causing billions of dollars of damage and endangering the lives of millions. Being prepared can help protect your home and your loved ones. High winds safety tips In an automobile Watch the weather. Weather services may issue high-wind watches, warnings, or advisories when winds make…

Schmid Family Farm

Family farms are an integral part of our livelihood in Minnesota, and the Schmid family farm is just one great example of a multi-generational farm that continues to provide for our community. Kevin Schmid is the owner and operator of his family hog farm right outside of Worthington, Minnesota. He and his wife bought the…

Seven Hills Dairy

Rodney and Deb Markus have made their passion project into a thriving farm. They own Seven Hills Dairy, a calf nursery in Ocheyedan, Iowa, just across the Minnesota border. The calf nursery is in the business of raising dairy calves from birth to maturity to supply area dairies with milk-production cows. The calves come from…

6 Ways to Stay Safer Around Your Swimming Pool

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up the simplest of inflatable above-ground pools, it is important to consider the insurance and safety implications. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I) suggests taking the following steps when considering a pool: Contact your town or municipality Each town will have its own definition of…

10 Tips for Grilling Safety

Grilling all different types of foods has become increasingly popular and more often than not, can be done year-round! This cooking technique also brings the risk of open fire. The following are a few simple tips to keep you and your family safe while grilling your next culinary creation. Remember - grills should always be…

Bonfire Safety

Many people enjoy the transition of summer to fall by gathering with friends around a fire or toasting marshmallows with their families. If you’re planning on enjoying a bonfire this summer, keep the following safety tips in mind: Before starting a fire, check your city’s ordinances. You may need permission or a permit, depending on…

8 Fair and Festival Safety Tips

Know where to get help Note the location of medical and security stations. Knowing where these are located ahead of time can help to lessen the panic and anxiety if you find yourself in a situation where help is needed. Protect yourself from theft Keep any valuables, such as a cell phone or camera, on…