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  • 10 tips for a safe and happy Thanksgiving

    11/25/2014 6:50:00 AM
    Whether you go over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving or welcome family and friends to your home, these 10 tips from Grinnell Mutual will help you have a safer, happier Thanksgiving.
  • Prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter 11/24/2014 11:17:00 AM
    Many Midwest drivers accept that snow and ice may make driving in winter a challenge. While you can’t change the weather, you can take steps to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for what Old Man Winter delivers. Grinnell Mutual recommends winterizing your vehicle before driving in wintry conditions. Cold temperatures put added stress on your vehicle. Oil and other fluids behave differently until they get to proper operating temperatures.
  • Low Crop Prices Could Hurt Minnesota Farmers 11/17/2014 12:32:00 PM
    The end of the fall harvest has revealed disappointing yields for some Minnesota farmers, and with a big harvest expected nationally pushing soybean and crop prices lower, that means the economic outlook in Minnesota is uncertain.
  • Defensive Driving 11/13/2014 5:10:00 AM
    When you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle, defensive driving is your full-time job. Your ability to anticipate road conditions and look out for other drivers determines your safety and theirs. Practicing defensive driving daily will get you where you need to go. It will give you confidence to drive through the worst of weather or the wisdom not to. Take the challenge to develop good driving habits. Anyone can drive perfectly for 10 feet, 100 feet, or even one mile. It’s up to you.
  • Risk mitigation: What you need to know about manure foaming in hog facilities 11/12/2014 6:08:00 AM
    Foaming in hog facility manure pits threatens the health and livelihood of workers and animals alike. Manure foaming is a mass of gas bubbles on the surface of a liquid. Rather than being crusty or fluffy, foaming manure has a thick, mucous consistency. “If you walked into a confinement building that has an underfloor manure pit that is nearly full, you may see dark-colored foam seeping through the underside of the slats,” said Larry Gallagher, director of loss control at Grinnell Mutual.
  • Three ways to prevent frozen pipes in your home this winter 11/11/2014 10:06:00 AM
    A deep freeze could lead to frozen pipes and water damage in your home. Grinnell Mutual recommends taking steps to prevent water damage from frozen pipes. “If you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time in the winter, it’s good to find out where and how your utilities come into your home,” said Kevin Hieber, reinsurance claims specialist at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. “Know where your water shut off is inside your home.”