Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Looking for ideas to surprise your sweetie? Ask local experts for their advice in the comments section of this article.
Whether or not you believe Valentine's Day is a ploy by retailers, it's never a bad idea to show someone you love them. In that spirit, this week's Ask the Patch Pro features two local bloggers who boast knowledge of current trends, holiday arts and crafts, romantic dining and much more. Whether you'd like to bounce a gift idea off someone, looking for tips on local romantic restaurants, or searching for ways to get the kids involved in making Mommy or Daddy a valentine, ask away in the comments section below. Also, if you have any loving suggestions for readers, please feel free to share, too.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
How dangerous are winter roads?
Sunday's snowstorm served as a reminder that winter in Minnesota frequently means car crashes. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the foul weather caused 367 crashes, 48 crash-related injuries, 299 spun-out cars, and three jack-knifed tractor-trailers. In some ways, those numbers are yet more proof that winter-weather driving can prove difficult. For this week's Patch Pro, we've lined up someone who can answer all your questions about winter driving safety, and winter car repairs. Jeff Matt is the owner and founder of Fridley's Victory Auto Service & Glass, a local, award-winning auto repair business with five locations in the Twin Cities. Jeff is also an ASE Certified Master Technician with more than 20 years of automotive …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
How can a person eat healthy during the holidays? We don't know either. That's why we invited some experts for you to ask.
With the holiday season in full swing, eating healthy may seem impossible. With that in mind, for two days at Patch, we have five pros who will answer your questions and offer some advice about avoiding gastric-gluttony during the holidays. This week, our pros are: On Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 12, our experts will take questions from Patch users about healthy eating during the holidays. So go ahead and ask away! Leave your questions in the comments area below and they’ll check back regularly through Wednesday to answer your questions. Editor's note: The contents of this post and comments are for informational and educational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Realtor Matthew Johnson fields your questions about buying or selling a home.
Is it a good time to buy? Good time to sell? Is the housing market beginning to rebound? This week’s Ask the Patch Pro is all about real estate. Answering your questions today is Matt Johnson, owner of the Johnson Real Estate Group, a realtor for the past 10 years. Just leave your question in the comments section below. For more information about Johnson, visit his website.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nicole Middendorf, a Wayzata resident and CEO of Plymouth-based Prosperwell Financial, is here to answer your questions about finance, business and economics.
From initial public stock offerings of global social networks to a European Union hanging off an economic cliff, the world of finance and business seems to be making headlines on a daily basis these days. So how can you protect yourself from geo political dramas while identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to increase your wealth? In this week's segment of "Ask an Expert," Patch calls on Nicole Middendorf, CEO and LPL Financial Advisor at Prosperwell Financial, to help navigate the complex world of business and answer all your money questions. Looking for some tips to start a college fund for your child or a pad a retirement nest egg? Looking for answers on how to best position your small business at tax time? Going through or …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Heidi Baroun, owner of Heidi's Elite Pet Grooming, is here to answer your grooming questions.
Pets that love to romp outside welcome the return of warm weather, but the higher temperatures come with an increased importance of keeping your pet safe in the heat and tick-free. Grooming is an important part of combating this. It prevents matting of the coat and undercoat that can cause many unexpected problems. In this inaugural edition of Ask an Expert, Heidi Baroun, owner of Heidi's Elite Pet Grooming, is here to answer your grooming questions. Baroun has been grooming pets since 1998. At her Hopkins business, she pampers pets with gentle brushing and baths. And she knows the power a treat and a belly rub can have toward convincing pets to allow inspections of those hard-to-reach places. Baroun will be answering your grooming …