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    [–] ”Save the Growler in Minnesota” (“Let Governor Tim Walz and ... the Minnesota Legislature know that you support your local breweries and want the growler cap lifted or changed.” trek_nerd 17 points ago in minnesota

    There is a lot of pushback against this from an unlikely source - municipal liquor stores. Liquor stores owned by small cities to generate revenue for the city. They can generate a sizable amount of money for a city to help defray or even completely cover the costs of govt. programs. Those stores don't want to see increased growler sales because they could cut into the sales at these stores.

    Now whether or not it's a realistic concern is unknown... Most small towns don't have breweries. But they're against it nonetheless.

    [–] Trayvon Martin's mom says Hillary Clinton 'planted the seed' for her to run for office in Florida trek_nerd 8 points ago in hillaryclinton

    Her loss definitely inspired me. Granted I'm not a woman, but with that kick in the ass I now serve on my local city government. A very conservative town now has a Hillary supporter and their city council. Of course city politics are far less party driven, but I'm still calling it a win and step in the right direction. At least now there's someone there to talk about environmental impact.

    [–] OP runs into a mailman with their car in the process of trying to save on wedding postage trek_nerd 8 points ago in bestoflegaladvice

    If you're going to do a fair bit of mailing, invest in a dual label printer where you can print address labels and stamps without adjusting the machine. You print postage as needed in the amount needed. You get great looking labels, and your stamps are always right there. Plus if you ever need to send something oversized you don't need to put on 15 stamps- just one printed for a higher amount. (Dymo lets you print without any monthly access fees!)

    I restrained myself for a while when I started my own business. That was a dumb mistake. I spent too much time trying to make cheap look good. Doing it right doesn't cost that much.

    [–] [VIDEO] asked the husband for help winding. This was the result trek_nerd 4 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    You may not find him handsome, but you should at least find him handy.

    [–] Topanga (the girl I was going to marry when I grew up) trek_nerd 2 points ago in nostalgia

    Mary Ann was so much cuter than Ginger, the supposed movie star.

    [–] Anyone ever have problems with the front vents not blowing air but the floor and defroster do? trek_nerd 1 points ago in fordfusion

    I was able to pull up a picture of the climate system. There should be a row of buttons underneath the temperature display. 6 buttons. Those are to set the vents.

    [–] Anyone ever have problems with the front vents not blowing air but the floor and defroster do? trek_nerd 1 points ago in fordfusion

    So yeah that's an automatic system. Try playing along with some of the buttons. I can't remember exactly which button you need, but one of the buttons should change the vent mode.

    [–] Anyone ever have problems with the front vents not blowing air but the floor and defroster do? trek_nerd 3 points ago in fordfusion

    Are you just using the car in auto mode? If so, my experience is that air will only come out of the defrost and floor. If you're manually selecting vents and it doesn't work, then I don't know.

    [–] I (61f) hired a contractor (34m) to finish basement. Paid him $19,000. He did a small portion of the work and disappeared. I want to file in civil court but cannot find him to serve legal papers. No local address, business address is a garage. Process server and sheriff could not find him either. trek_nerd 513 points ago in legaladvice

    MN lawyer; not your lawyer.

    As others have said, a good PI or skip-trace should be step number one. The license lookup is good in theory, but my guess is that it will bring you to that garage.

    If the P.I. can find him, great! But if not, you can motion the court for alternate service. The rules on that are finnicky, so I would suggest consulting an attorney before bringing that motion.

    There are several good skip tracers and P.I.s around. I would suggest calling a few local law firms and simply asking them for a recommendation. Alternatively, ask the police if they might know someone.

    Good luck!!

    [–] Got my Surface Pro 6 today! Any tips or recommended software? trek_nerd 1 points ago in Surface

    Meanwhile I just replaced my SP4 because I broke the screen. Otherwise it was in perfect shape. My original Surface RT and RT 2 both still work as well. Obviously there are some lemons out there, but I can't fault Microsoft based on my experience.

    [–] SurfaceBook Screen Real Estate trek_nerd 2 points ago in Surface

    This is exactly what I was wondering. Thank you so much!!

    [–] Mt. Lexington, St. Paul, MN. trek_nerd 11 points ago in minnesota

    But Buffalo only has 4 to 8 inches of snow on the ground. We're between 12 and 18. They may have gotten more, but it's also melted.

    [–] He had a great time trek_nerd 78 points ago in facepalm

    Yup. Not the right seats. A quick Google search comes up as a Frontier flight. Although it could happen anywhere.

    [–] Accident in my 2017 Fusion Hybrid, what should I know? trek_nerd 2 points ago in fordfusion

    If you haven't, go get yourself checked out. Even a minor accident can cause whiplash or leave you with other injuries you might not otherwise notice right away. Your insurance will pay, so go see the doctor.

    [–] [MN] A girl is planning to claim I am the father of her baby when we never had sex trek_nerd 157 points ago in legaladvice

    MN lawyer - NOT YOUR LAWYER. First, as others have said-talk to your social worker. Second, do not pay her any money, sign any documents, or do anything else to acknowledge that the child is yours.

    If she wants child support, they will have to take you to court. Well, good news there, you'll qualify for a public defender. At your first court appearance, ask the court for a public defender. Because this will have to be a paternity action, you can at least apply for a PD.

    Finally, if this is a foster situation, was an attorney appointed for you during the child protection process? If so, call that lawyer. S/he may not represent you anymore, but they'll be able to give you some resources.

    Good luck!

    [–] Reliability of a 2007 MKZ trek_nerd 3 points ago in lincolnmotorco

    I had a 2007 Fusion with the 3.0L V6. The engine was flawless. My dad and I repaired it after it had been in a flood, so after about 70k miles it started to have some electric issues. But mechanically it was great. Never an issue.

    I upgraded that one to a 2010 Fusion with the 3.0L V6 and drove that one to just shy of 100k miles. Again - no mechanical issues whatsoever.

    The only issue I did have in both cars was with the heated seats. It's a common occurrence on the Fusions (I don't know about the MKZs) for the driver's heated seat to act up where it will get SUPER hot and then shut off. Happened on both the '06 and the '10. That would be my only concern about stepping into your grandpa's MKZ.

    [–] RNS systems trek_nerd 1 points ago in Epilepsy

    I don't see why it would matter, but that's a question for your doc.

    [–] RNS systems trek_nerd 3 points ago in Epilepsy

    The only option is to have the system placed in the skull. It is a removable device, but it requires surgery to remove. The reason for that is because the leads are strategically placed to have the most effectiveness.

    If I can maybe answer some of the common questions -

    She went in for surgery at 8am and was out by 5. She spent the night in the hospital and we went home the next day.

    She was in some pain, but it was easily managed through meds. She took prescription pain pills for about a week and then was able to get by with just ibuprofen for about another week.

    She and I know where it's at. We can feel it because we know where it is. Anyone else could not see it and would think it was just a bump on the skull if they felt it.

    Metal detectors and airport scanners are not a problem.

    It's made it titanium and can withstand a fall, but if you hit it directly then you probably ought to see the doctor.

    Those are the common ones that I like to hot on, but please feel free to ask more! We're an open book with the RNS because it made such a positive difference, so I'm happy to answer anything.