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I’m a Barbie Girl…..

By Amy Haldorson
Does your child have a Barbie jeep or an electric bike? If you come to my house, you’ll more than likely see a couple of kids zooming around on them all over our yard. Sometimes even running over pets or their siblings. There has also been an occasional 3am Barbie car race between adults. Shhh don’t tell my kids. One particular beautiful starry night my friend and I were bored. Because, why sleep at 3am when you can drive Barbie cars around. She hopped on and the next thing you know she's zooming towards my garage door. You know how this turns out….I blamed it on the kids of course. When I asked Chad how to go about turning in the claim, he had more questions than usual…but my first thought was, am I liable for this damage? Most homeowners insurance policies now extend coverage for motorized vehicles, including Barbie Jeeps. But, there are some exceptions to this rule, so you may want to check with your insurance agent. Now, if the Barbie car had an accident off our property and hit someone else or someone's else's property, I may have been liable. Homeowner’s policies may or may not provide coverage while on the insured premises, and it less likely that polices extend coverage for these motorized vehicles beyond the property. This could leave your clients (and possibly YOU) open to a liability exposure if there were to be an accident, injury or property damaged caused by the motorized vehicle….and yes, Barbie Jeeps and electric bicycles are considered motorized vehicles. As the weather warms and those warm weather toys come out of the garage and on to the driveways….and sidewalks and streets, it is a great time to ask your talk to your insurance agent about any toys that you may have on your property.

Safety Tips for Electric Cars for Kids:
1. Inspect the car. Do a once over and make sure there are no broken or missing parts. Additionally, you should get familiar with how the toy works. Make sure there are no exposed electrical components or sharp edges.
2. Create a safe riding environment. Think about helmets and seatbelts, riding surfaces, and fences.
3. Properly maintaining the vehicles are important. The main components to keep an eye on for an electric toy car are; wheels, body and battery.
4. Cleaning and proper storage. If you want the toy to last a long time, do not keep it outside. Rain, snow, moisture and curious critters are all threats and will easily dam-age, as well as damage the battery.
5. Age and weight limits. Be sure to check out all the features and limitations of a car before buying it to ensure its age and weight are appropriate for you child.

Cinco de Mayo

True or False?
Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. As Napoleon III marched towards Mexico City with plans to invade, he encountered a small Mexican army at Puebla. Even though the Mexican army had fewer resources and less training, they were able to defeat the French and stop the invasion.
That’s worth raising a (margarita) glass to, don’t you think?
Cheers—and Happy Cinco de Mayo from our entire team!

Community Spotlight

Its Spring Time!
Time for…..pumpkins? You read that right. With help from area businesses, the Rugby Chamber and Prairie Village Museum are gearing up for Rugby’s newest project. They plan to open a pumpkin patch and corn maze near the museum in October. Let the planning begin! The pumpkin patch and corn maze will sit just to the west of the museum buildings on the museum grounds. The plan is to have it open to visitors for five weekends in October. They realize October is a long way away, but in order to make some of the purchases, they need community help now. A needed $20,000 has already been cut in half by events put on since January. In addition to the pumpkins, funds are needed for a barrel train, corn maze, and peat pots to start seeds over the large swath of land. Other items still in the idea stage include a horse-drawn wagon to transport visitors from the museum parking lot to the pumpkin patch. Local businesses have started to sponsor and will be have the opportunity to if they haven't already. All sponsors will receive recognition. It wont go unnoticed.
For more information on ways to help with the pumpkin patch, call 701-208-0539.
Let’s help make this happen!

Recipe of the Month

Tropical Chex Mix
"This Chex mix was an absolute hit at NuLine’s stop on the Rugby Beer and Seltzer crawl last month!"
5 tablespoons butter melted
5 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons coconut extract
4 cups Rice Chex
4 cups Corn Chex
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup dried pineapple pieces
1 cup dried banana chips
1 cup dried coconut pieces or 1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and coconut extract. Place the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, nuts, bananas and pineapple in a large bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until everything is evenly distributed. Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees for 45 min, stirring every 15 min. Add coconut for the last 15 min. & watch Hazelnuts closely) Cool and store in an airtight container.

Our NuLine Kids

By Amy Haldorson
The time has finally come. The graduation of our children. What seemed like a far off day is now at the forefront and NuLine would like to pay tribute to three exceptionally special seniors: Isaac Friese, Alexa Haldorson and our High School co-op employee, Madden Thorson. These remarkable individuals are starting their journey into adulthood and we couldn't be more proud. Watching our "NuLine kids" grow up has been one of our greatest joys and we wish them all luck with their undoubtedly bright future.
1. What will you miss the most about high school ?
2. Best high school memory?
3. Future plans?
4. Any advice to underclassman?
-Being around my friends and classmates every day. I will also miss being on the field or court with my teammates.
-Playing under the lights on Friday nights.
-Attending MSUM and plan on going into business and playing football.
-Cherish every moment/memory because it’s a quick 4 years!
-I will miss my friends that I have made and seeing them on a daily basis.
-I don’t have one best memory, but I liked being able to participate in so many high school sports and activities. I also liked that seniors finally got the logo painted on the football field for our last season. (Thanks to some parents for that.)
-I will be attending Valley City State University to study Agri-business and play football.
-Don’t take these years for granted, enjoy every minute of them. Get involved in an activity, club or athletic sport because you get to hang with your friends and also meet so many other kids from around the state. Work hard, but have fun because it will pay off!
-Getting to see all of my friends every day and messing around in Mr. Preble’s class.
-My best memory was senior skip day.
-I plan to attend NDSU and major in Business Management.
-Don’t be afraid to join organizations in high school. It keeps you busy and you can learn a lot of valuable life skills from them.

Recipe of the Month

Blueberry baked oatmeal
1 cup fresh blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Add all of the ingredients except for the blueberries to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Fold in the blueberries gently so as not to break them up too much, Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 min or until a knife comes out mostly clean. Spoon into bowls and drizzle with additional blueberries and a drizzle of cream or syrup, if desired. Enjoy!

Hello Maddock!

NuLine Insurance is always evolving and changing, and in an effort to bring our local communities better products and services, we have recently expanded to Maddock, ND. Our 3rd office opened this May! Our office is located in Maddock’s Business and Technology Center. NuLine would like to welcome all of Maddock and the surrounding area to stop down, say hello and check out our new office. The new location will allow us to expand our insurance base and offer the existing Maddock area customers the same great service we currently provide. This would include our advanced technology systems and means of communication, like web and social media. Being an Independent Agency, we are able to give area residents additional options and choices when it comes to their insurance needs. Sometimes in a small town there are not many options and in order to have variety, it requires going further, whether it be out of town or online. We can help take the hassle out of shopping around as we represent many different carriers and do all lines of insurance. Our staff and team are thrilled to be a part of this venture, which includes our management and administrative staff, licensed agents, and CSR’s (customer services representatives). We especially look forward to having an active role in the community activities. With NuLine starting out in Harvey in 1966, and then adding our Rugby office, we have been built on being community minded and are always willing to help out in any way we can. Our entire team at NuLine are rural people that come from an agricultural background. We know how important it is to be involved and to keep the smaller communities thriving. We are also excited about some of the changes we have made to the new office. We have started with new paint, flooring, furniture and décor. With the fresh new look and being located in such a nice, professional business center, we are thrilled for this opportunity.

Fruit Pizza By Michelle Weinmann

Fruit Pizza By Michelle Weinmann
"This is different from your average fruit pizza recipe, the crust is to die for!"
1 package yellow or white cake mix (I use yellow)
2 eggs
1/4 c water
1/2 c butter
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts
Combine ingredients and spread onto 2 pizza pans or a large cookie sheet, well greased and floured.
Bake at 350 for 15 min. Cool
Beat 1 8oz. Package of cream cheese
1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Spread on cooled cake. Top with fruit (fresh or canned)
(Optional): Heat 1/2 c strawberry glaze and dilute with 1/2 water. (I don’t like much glaze and sometimes skip it all together)

Take care of your Heart!

Take care of your Heart!
by: Amy Haldorson
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and around the world. Its actually not one disease, but rather a group of conditions that affects the heart.
Being aware of these 10 early warning signs can help to detect a heart problem early.
1) Chest pain or pain in upper extremities
2) Fatigue
3) Shortness of Breath
4) Heart Palpitations
5) Edema
6) Coughing and Wheezing
7) Dizziness
8) Nausea and Vomiting
9) A family history of heart disease
10) High Cholesterol and high blood pressure