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  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 14/05/2019 à 8:57

    I am sad to hear another newspaper has closed its doors. The Warroad Pioneer has discontinued business after 121 years, adding to the growing number of newspapers going under.In an article by MPR News, Warroad Pioneer Publisher Rebecca Colden said, “Hopefully these stories will let […]

  • The Ongoing Saga of a Girl and Her Scale
    par Karin L.Nauber le 07/05/2019 à 10:09

    by Karin L. Nauberkarin@inhnews.comThis was a weird, late winter/spring for me. This was the first time in the last ten years that we didn’t host a Be A Loser With Karin contest.Weird and a little sad, too. As many of you know, it is something that I have looked forward to each year.Be that […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 07/05/2019 à 10:05

    It never fails, every time I make an appointment to get a cat fixed they go into heat. Pumpkin is finally old enough to have the procedure, but I can’t get her in until July. Two days after making the appointment she became more...talkative. So far, there has been no howling, but she is […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 23/04/2019 à 8:23

    The paranormal community lost a legend last week with the death of Lorraine Warren.She, along with her husband Ed (who died in 2006), were a couple of the first people to bring the paranormal world to light. They were the basis for The Conjuring movies in recent years and were known for various […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 23/04/2019 à 8:21

    “If you are the last one out of Todd County, could you remember to turn the light off when you leave?”The other day during a break in the Todd County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Commissioner Randy Neumann and I were talking about the extreme raises in property values which is […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 16/04/2019 à 6:35

    How dare you!When the weather people were talking about the impending snowstorms headed our way, I thought, “How dare you! How dare you say that!” It wasn’t a question. It was a retort!When I woke up Thursday morning and saw only a very light dusting of snow, I laughed. I thought, […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 16/04/2019 à 6:31

    Thanks Mother Nature for that snowstorm. I hope that was the grand finale for winter. While it was unpleasant to watch the snow accumulate, watching the birds dig out of it was interesting. I had no idea I had so many birds in my back yard. I bet the robins were regretting coming back so soon. My […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 09/04/2019 à 9:14

    Local history is fascinating and sometimes reveals itself in interesting ways. Recently, a sinkhole in Verndale exposed the foundation of a hotel that burned down over 100 years ago.While looking through the books, made by the Verndale Historical Society, for information about this hotel it was […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 09/04/2019 à 9:07

    As some of you may be aware, this month is Camp NaNoWriMo. This year I started my own writing “cabin” and promptly filled it with other budding writers eager to write their little hearts out over the month of April.So far, I am failing miserably at achieving my 1600 word per day goal. I […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 02/04/2019 à 9:04

    If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. ~ Oprah WinfreyIn a world where we are constantly told that we need to have more—• things• friends• money—wouldn’t […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 02/04/2019 à 9:03

    April Fool’s Day. A day of pranks, some good, some are pretty bad. I won’t be buying a glow in the dark hamburger or buying headphones that look like ramen cups. But it got me thinking, why do we celebrate this day and how did it start? revealed that it has been celebrated […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 26/03/2019 à 7:04

    Since the day after Christmas the animals have been banned from their kennel.The kennel broke when a net on top of it filled with snow and broke the beams supporting the fence. Needless to say there has been too much snow to deal with to fix the problem. The dog door was closed all winter.The last […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 26/03/2019 à 7:02

    Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes. ~Jim RohnI have probably quoted the Late Jim Rohn many times in this column. Rohn certainly had a way with words and ideas. I guess that is what made him a […]

  • Is happiness possible?
    par Karin L.Nauber le 21/03/2019 à 5:03

    I write another blog called 5 Minutes To Happiness. You can find it at this blog, it is mostly a series of random thoughts that I have strung together by a theme of happiness and simple ways to achieve it. Or just the fact that not every day can be a happy one!I write […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 19/03/2019 à 9:37

    A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it. ~R. C. FergusonThis quote seemed really appropriate with all the thawing and puddles showing up around here the past few days.I have been thinking about this quote since Monday when I read it. That’s why on Tuesday I […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 12/03/2019 à 5:05

    As I was scrolling through Facebook on Friday before the winter storm dumped more evil white stuff on us, a friend of mine in Washington state shared a photo of “all this snow” complaining that the schools were not cancelled.I had to laugh.Why? Because what she was showing is what we […]

  • A Matter of Perspective—It's Sunshine Week
    par Karin L.Nauber le 12/03/2019 à 5:03

    It’s Sunshine Week from March 10-16—even if the physical sun isn’t shining!“Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 05/03/2019 à 7:24

    Today, we are going to approach a subject that isn’t usually discussed. We are going to talk about poop. But not very much, well, because that’s just gross.I recently read an article in my Atlas Obscura newsletter that was named, “What Poop Can Teach Us About an Ancient […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 05/03/2019 à 7:21

    I’m so tired of driving in the snow.Friday morning as I was driving into work the snow was steadily falling, reducing visibility. Every time a vehicle turned onto the road it created a little cloud of snow around the vehicle, making it very difficult to see it. Needless to say, it was a slow […]

  • Two more ways to follow us
    par Karin L.Nauber le 28/02/2019 à 11:12

    Many years ago, if I told you I was "following" you, you would probably call the police and report me!But now, with social media, we know that "following" someone or something can mean something very different and, in fact, does mean something different.According to an article on […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 26/02/2019 à 8:13

    I enjoy watching paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy television shows and movies. I enjoy the break from reality and imagining what life would be like if some of these creatures actually existed.The fables about some of these creatures such as vampires and werewolves are pretty consistent. While both […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 26/02/2019 à 8:10

    If you have ever been in a hospital bed, have you noticed that you feel “weaker?” I think those beds have some kind of “sedative” in them that makes you feel tired and weak.I’m writing this while I sit in a hospital room waiting for my dad to have an angiogram. He […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 19/02/2019 à 10:26

    I never realized how much I take certain parts of my body for granted—most of us probably don’t. Take for example my left thumb.I’m right-handed, so I don’t think about how much I use my left hand and certainly not my left thumb.But, since my carpal tunnel surgery in April […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 12/02/2019 à 5:39

    I believe cabin fever is setting in. Granted, I don’t want to leave the house most weekends this time of year, but it is becoming a little monotonous. I continue to go through closets and drawers cleaning and organizing, or just binge watching Netflix. There is a video game out that I want to […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 12/02/2019 à 5:31

    For the first time in 10 years we are not hosting the Be A Loser With Karin contest. It feels really strange that I won’t be involved this year. It is something that my co-worker Kathy and I looked forward to each year.I’m not going to dwell on it—too much anyway. I will say, […]

  • Just loving this weather
    par Karin L.Nauber le 12/02/2019 à 2:15

    Aren't you just loving the weather over the past few weeks? I mean, between the extreme low temps and the inches upon inches of snow, we've had a winter reminiscent of childhood winters.I remember one winter when it was cold and snowy, so snowy, in fact, that we couldn't get out of our driveway for […]

  • The Ongoing Saga of a Girl and Her Scale
    par Karin L.Nauber le 07/02/2019 à 4:00

    I promised I would write something in relation to the continuous battle that many of us have with our weight, so here it is.As I wrote in my other blog, food is a burden that we all have to bear. We simply have to eat. There is no way around that. If we don't eat, we don't function and then we die. […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 05/02/2019 à 10:14

    Thanks again Mother Nature for letting us know that you are angry and can cripple most of the country when you strike with a vengeance.Like most of you, my car failed to start on Wednesday and Thursday thanks to the horrific cold we had. On Wednesday, my car started after a few seconds on a […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 05/02/2019 à 10:13

    We may not all agree on politics, but one thing I think we can agree on is that there are a lot of weird weather things going on lately.We’ve been sitting in the icebox for the past week with potentially more subzero cold to come while Australia has been in a heat wave and drought for many […]

  • No Be A Loser With Karin
    par Karin L.Nauber le 05/02/2019 à 12:34

    With regret, I wanted to share with all of you that we will not be having the Be A Loser With Karin contest this year. We have had a great 10 years of the contest, but we were not able to secure a sponsor for the contest this year and so we have decided to move in a different direction.You can […]

  • What's going on
    par Karin L.Nauber le 30/01/2019 à 7:53

    Brrrrr... anyone else want to comment on the cold weather? I am especially tired of hearing how "cold" it is in The Metro!This morning the newscasters were prattling on about how cold it was at -19. I asked Alexa what the temp was. She told me -27. Take that Metro area!I'm thankful right now that […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 30/01/2019 à 7:46

    I am going to let you in on a little secret...I don’t know how to cook. Well, it’s not that I don’t know how to cook, I think it is more that I don’t know how to prepare a meal. There is a difference.I don’t know how people do it. When I look in the fridge or cupboard, […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 30/01/2019 à 7:43

    Thanks Mother Nature for reminding us how extreme you can be. While some of you may enjoy winter and relish in snowmobiling or ice fishing, I am not one of those people. As the temps continue to drop, I really do not want to leave the house. Winter makes it difficult for people like me to want to […]

  • Be A Loser with Karin is a bargain
    par Karin L.Nauber le 24/01/2019 à 7:03

    This feels really familiar....I am sitting here thinking and eating blueberries. I've done this before. Sitting, thinking and popping blueberries one after another.I like blueberries. They are one of the "super foods". I would eat them more often, but for the cost. I bought these because they were […]

  • Don't be afraid to try...
    par Karin L.Nauber le 22/01/2019 à 8:26

    Losing weight is hard...If it were easy, we'd all be at a weight we were comfortable with. Changing the way and the amount you eat is hard.Beginning to exercise regularly is hard.There is no denying these facts.But it's hard and because it is hard, sometimes we are afraid to try.Losing weight with […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 22/01/2019 à 7:46

    Years ago my mom used to be an EMT. I remember her bolting out of the house when the pager went off and she would come home hours later sometimes. It never bugged me. Seriously, what teenager wouldn’t mind being home alone?There were times I could tell whatever happened at the scene affected […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 22/01/2019 à 7:45

    I could have written a book...There was so much discussion during the last Todd County Board of Commissioner’s meeting related to the Expo building and whether or not hockey should be able to continue using the building, that I believe I could have at least had a good start on a book.I did […]

  • A salad for breakfast?
    par Karin L.Nauber le 21/01/2019 à 4:53

    The other morning I had a salad for breakfast...When I told someone about it, they looked at me like I had just said the strangest thing they had ever heard.I don't see anything "wrong" with eating a salad for breakfast. As I am moving more toward a plant based diet (with the occasional steak!) I […]

  • No ifs, ands, or buts!
    par Karin L.Nauber le 18/01/2019 à 9:06

    Okay, we all know that everyone has a reason or a "but" as to why they do or do not do something. Some "buts" are bigger than others, but we all have one.Today, let's take a moment to think about your "big but." Here's some questions to get your motor running...1. What do you have to lose (besides […]

  • And the winner is...
    par Karin L.Nauber le 17/01/2019 à 11:04

    And the winner is__________________ (insert your name here)!It could be your name that we announce as our 2019 Top Loser in the Be a Loser With Karin contest. But you have to enter to win!We have tentatively set Tuesday, February 12 as our first sign up and weigh in date. I would like you to take a […]

  • What are you waiting for?
    par Karin L.Nauber le 16/01/2019 à 11:18

    I are waiting for the start of our contest to start losing weight, right?Well, we have the start date, so mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 12! We will meet at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Highway 71 in Clarissa from 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. for our initial sign […]

  • The Time is Now!
    par Karin L.Nauber le 15/01/2019 à 11:14

    Let's face it—our nation is one that struggles with our weight. It is a wide-spread problem (if you'll pardon the pun) and one that needs to be addressed by all of us (not just the overweight, either).The problem is so large in our country and becoming a problem worldwide that our cartoons […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 15/01/2019 à 11:06

    Goals! Who needs them anyway?Well, me for one. And in all likelihood, you as well.Goals are important in our world because everything we do is judged by some invisible criteria that dictates what we do, what we should be and when we should accomplish it.I’m not really totally against goals […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 15/01/2019 à 11:03

    It has been a sad week at my house as my eldest cat Candy has passed away. I believe she was 18 years old. She had endured four moves and many new animals coming through our doors. She even escaped once and disappeared for about three weeks and was found in a friend’s garage blocks away. She […]

  • The Ongoing Saga of a Girl and Her Scale
    par Karin L.Nauber le 10/01/2019 à 10:02

    As the day approaches when we will start our contest, I am getting more and more excited about it.I don't know what it is, but I just love writing about health, fitness and weight loss. I guess that is why I write a separate blog website ( in my "spare" time. Yesterday I […]

  • The Ongoing Saga of a Girl and Her Scale
    par Karin L.Nauber le 09/01/2019 à 7:02

    As I mentioned in yesterday's post—Calling All Losers—our annual Be A Loser With Karin weight loss contest is quickly approaching. We are currently finalizing the dates and getting everything in place for the contest and your chance to not only lose weight, but to earn some cash, too!I […]

  • Calling all Losers!
    par Karin L.Nauber le 08/01/2019 à 10:11

    Our annual Be A Loser With Karin contest will be starting soon! We plan to host the contest beginning in early February so watch here andin the Independent News Herald for more information. You can also read our introductory article here! Losing weight is one of the most common New Year's […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 08/01/2019 à 8:41

    Well, the new year has begun and all that has changed for me is remembering to write nine instead of eight. To me it feels like this year is off to a rough start. We’re buried in snow and ice. It’s probably the most snow I’ve seen in a while. Also, it wasn’t pleasant trying […]

  • A Matter of Perspective
    par Karin L.Nauber le 08/01/2019 à 8:40

    Surprise! That’s what I thought when I looked at the calendar today and realized that it was January 3 already and I had made no New Year’s Resolutions!If you read the word “Surprise” in a sarcastic tone, you are much closer to the truth, especially if you know me at all!I […]

  • In Focus
    par Trinity Gruenberg le 03/01/2019 à 8:42

    The kennel saga has been reignited.On Wednesday night as the snow began to fall and the forecast said we were supposed to get a lot of it, I decided to block off the door to the kennel. I didn’t know how the chicken netting would hold up. I woke up Thursday morning to a ton of snow. I threw […]

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