Patrick Stang

Patrick Stang

Patrick is a business entrepreneur who has worked in business management, ownership, and marketing for the past 15 years. He also has a passion for sports and follows the Vikings, Twins and Timberwolves.
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Formerly 50 state licensed in insurance and securities and went to school for Business Management
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  • The 5 Most Influential Superstars in WWE Wrestling History
    Professional wrestling is about more than just wrestling. The “Attitude Era” proved this more than any other time in WWE history. Here's a look at the top five most influential stars in WWE history.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, Andrew Bynum and More
    Predicting what the Timberwolves may do from year to year isn't always an exact science. Here are some of the scenarios the Timberwolves are likely considering, as well as some free-agents the team could target.
  • Minnesota Vikings 2013 Season Preview: Wide Receivers
    One of the largest factors in Ponder's future will be the play of his wide receivers. The Vikings have made many changes at the receiver position in the hopes of igniting a stagnant passing game. Here is a preview of what you can expect from the receivers
  • Wedding Ideas: Make Your Wedding Memorable
    Making your wedding day a memorable one for you and your guests is the goal of every bride and groom. Many couples opt for a traditional wedding; but how can you set your big day apart from others, if you stick to a script.
  • Lessons in Life: 5 Important Lessons from Home Improvement
    Although I really didn't notice at the time, there were many lessons to be learned from the show. Many of the lessons were delivered in a comical way, which helped lead to the shows successful run. Here are five life lessons I've learned from Home Improv
  • Save Money and Time: Warehouse Shopping Tips
    Shopping at discount warehouses can be beneficial when done properly. A few things to consider when purchasing in bulk are; the size of the family or group for which you're shopping, whether the items you're purchasing are perishable, and available space
  • Minnesota Twins' Top 5 Prospects of 2013: A Fan's View
    In addition to some much-needed help through trades and signings the Twins will need some of their top prospects to step up and make some solid contributions this season. Here are the top 5 prospects likely to have an impact.
  • Alternatives to Video Games for Children
    children these days aren't as easily entertained as when you were a child. It would seem that if it doesn't have a controller or keypad and hook up to some sort of screen, it's not something today's children are interested in. 6 hobbies sure to be a hit
  • Minnesota Twins: 5 Bold Predictions for 2013
    Comeback player of the year, a batting title, a possible MVP, and a saves leader are all possibilities for the 2013 Minnesota Twins
  • Minnesota Twins' Mauer and Morneau Must Stay Healthy, Return to All-Star Level
    Minnesota Twins fans are probably wishing they could turn back the clock, back to when the M&M boys, Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer, were competing for MVP awards and batting titles.
  • Taxes: Deduction and Bracket Misconceptions
    Have you ever heard of a wealthy person donating a large sum of money and thought; he's just doing that for tax purposes. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about taxes and deductions.
  • Minnesota Twins' 2013 Spring Training Primer
    Minnesota Twins fans should be coming into this season with greater optimism than in recent years. They have made a plethora of moves this offseason. After finishing in the AL Central cellar with a record of 66-96, there is really nowhere to go but up.
  • Minnesota Vikings' 5 Must Sign Free Agents: A Fan's View
    If the vikings are going to become a true contender in 2013 they'll have to make significant moves both in the draft, as well as through free agency. Here are the top 5 free agents the Vikings must pursue this offseason.
  • Child Sexual Abuse: How to Deal as a Parent
    Unfortunately children being molested is a part of our society. Parents likely feel lost and like they have failed their child. Most cases of abuse are done by someone that is trusted. As a parent you have to be careful not to make it worse.
  • Successful Business: Building Your Customer Base
    Approximately 50% of new businesses never see their fifth year. This isn't true of only one industry, it's the case with nearly all. Finding a way to avoid this fate can be a daunting task. Here are a few ideas to help establish your business
  • Pay Your Mortgage Off Early
    Many people have found themselves "under water" with their mortgages. If you feel like you don't know what to do, here are a few ways you may be able to pay you mortgage off faster, in some cases without paying any additional towards your loan.
  • Advertising on a Budget
    Do you pump thousands of dollars you can't afford in to television, radio, and print ads, hoping for an immediate return? Here are a few alternate options that will be much more budget friendly.
  • Eat Healthy Without Busting Your Budget
    How can I eat Healthy? The $7 gallon of milk and $15/lb organic meats don't exactly fit within the budgets for many of us. Fortunately, their are many healthy alternatives available at the grocery store, that are more affordable.
  • Buying in Bulk Saves Money and the Environment
    Buying in bulk has long been a way to save money. It can also have a positive effect on the environment by reducing waste. Not to mention buying in bulk saves trips to the store, meaning less money spent on fuel. Here are some facts as well as a few produ
  • Prepare for the Future: Financial Tips
    Unfortunately many young adults are uneducated when it comes to financial matters. Students graduate, get married, buy new cars and a house. The next thing they know they miss a paycheck and fall behind. Here are some tips to help get through tough times
  • Family Vacation: Lake Superior Has Lots to Offer
    Looking for a great place for a family vacation? Beautiful Northern Minnesota's historic North Shore Drive has some something for everyone in every season. Come for the sights and sounds of historic Northern Minnesota.
  • Sports Injuries: Reducing the Risk
    Sports teach communication and strategy skills, but unfortunately the risk of injury follows all sports. Although you can never totally eliminate the risk of injury, there are some preventive measures that you can take to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Deathrow Inmate Gets Electric Chair
    Apparently Dena Potter, AP's news editor for Virginia and West Virginia, has a soft spot for murderers. Potter refers to this man as playful, likeable, a protector, and someone that could make her laugh on a bad day. According to Potter,
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Struggling, Trade Rumors to Follow
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are having a hard time getting into the win column these days. Injuries have prevented the Wolves from getting the team they put together on the court. With the trade deadline approaching, I wouldn't be surprised if David Kahn w
  • Minnesota Twins Schedule Set: Pitching Preview
    The Minnesota Twins Schedule is out and they have made a number of moves this offseason in the hopes of shoring up their pitching. Some look like solid additions; with little downside, while others may have Twins fans a bit confused.
  • Obama Uses Executive Order on Gun Control
    President Obama delivered his proposals to fight gun violence. Sadly, as evident by recent developments in the Sandy Hook shooting, even those reaching out to help the victims, are being victimized.
  • First Person: Starting a Business Is Not a Replacement for Financial Planning
    I had worked in the business for many years, and probably should have known better then to risk everything I had. And yes, I would do it all over again. I believe owning a business is part of the "American Dream", however I'd do some better planning
  • Sports Games: 6 Reasons to Enroll Children
    With all the challenges facing kids these days, it's a wonder more parents aren't enrolling their child in sports. There have been many studies showing that sports can have a very positive effect on a child's life. Here are reasons to get involved:
  • Places to Go on Valentines Day in Minneapolis
    With Valentines Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a way to make an impression on that "special someone". Here are some excellent date Ideas for the Twin Cities Metro area:
  • Advertising: Ideas and Common Mistakes
    Having been in marketing over the last 15 plus years, I've learned many of the ins and outs of advertising. I've done it through the good times, and the bad. By using these tips and avoiding some of the pitfalls, you can put together a successful advertis
  • Rodgers May Want to "Doublecheck" that "Championship Level Defense"
    Did Rodgers really believe that his defense was playing at a championship level? They made KAfter attempting just five passes his rookie season- It looks as if Kaepernick has the 49ers primed to make a run at their first Superbowl Championship since 1995
  • Mommy, Can We Go to Toilet World?
    South Korea has come up with one of the most unique theme park ideas ever seen. An amusement park dedicated to that one special place some of your fathers have spent reading the daily newspaper; that's right the bathroom, more specifically the toilet.
  • Lightning Blasts the Breasts Off Venus De Milo Inspired Statue
    In strange news from around the world, we're taken to Australia. Where lightning has done some creative damage. In Yarrawonga, Victoria a 5 foot statue of ancient Greece was struck by lighting, amazingly leaving the 66 pound breast intact. The statue, whi
  • Vikings Must Ponder Their Future After Early Playoff Exit
    The early start to the offseason should give the Vikings a chance to start pondering their future. Christian Ponder was having a sufficient, albeit underwhelming performance up until Harvin's season ending injury, after which he looked downright awful in
  • U.S. Economy Not so Rosy Afterall
    The latest employment numbers were released today, and according to Yahoo! Finance senior columnist Michael Santoli, the economy is "kind of slow and steady".
  • Come on Out for "Joetown Rocks" Central Minnesota's 4th of July Destination
    St Joseph is home to one of Central Minnesota’s biggest and best family friendly 4th of July Celebrations. The Free “Joetown Rocks” Concert*, Parade, Bingo, Games, Food, Refreshments, and Beer Garden
  • Can Lebron's Miami Heat Be a Dynasty?
    The next few games will tell us whether we should be asking whether the Heat are the next Dynasty, or the laughing stock of the NBA?
  • Matthew Feeney Slipped Through Their Fingers. When Will Our Justice System Punish Child Molesters?
    Matthew Feeney, a famous casting director from the Twin Cities, has was arrested in Florida on child molestation charges
  • Is the Single Payer Healthcare Debate Coming Back?
    With all the anxiety surrounding the upcoming United States Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, single payer healthcare is back in the spotlight. I wanted to take a closer look into the advantages and disadvantages of Government provided health coverage.
  • Ochcinco Ready to Be a Star for the Miami Dolphins
    If the Dolphins expect to make the playoffs this year Ochocinco had better do his talking on the field, not in the media!
  • Are We Partially to Blame for Lohan and Other Young Celebs Struggles
    At this point I’m starting to feel sorry for Lindsay. Having everything I say or do scrutinized by the media, and being stalked by the paparazzi at every turn, would drive be to drinking in a heartbeat. So many young actors and actresses have succumbed to

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