Brenda Winter
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It was the first day of preschool for the 3-year-olds at St. John Little Lambs Preschool last week. The 17 boys and girls were divided into their various camps. One camp was occupied by the … more
The Star Herald newsroom learned from summer intern and Adrian public school teacher Jason Berghorst that “some people” in Adrian giggle at the Luverne “Love the Life” … more
Well it’s been 10 weeks since I was diagnosed with cancer. I’ve learned a lot in those 10 short weeks. One of the most profound things I’ve learned is that cancer is a … more
Part of my new anti-cancer lifestyle includes a commitment to exercising more than I have in the past, so, when a friend said, “Let’s go to Zumba!” I agreed. How hard could it … more
Like many people diagnosed with cancer, as I was last month, I wasted no time in studying the character traits of survivors.  And, I got a bunny rabbit. Since learning on May 30 that … more
I wasn’t completely surprised. I’d scheduled a colonoscopy due to “symptoms” (details not forthcoming) that suggested the possibility of some form of colon … more
Interviewing newly hired Luverne school nurse Phil Paquette about his job, I tried not to be the middle-aged lady saying, “Why, I remember when you were just thiiiiiiiiss big.” My … more
I have made a wonderful group of new friends in the past few weeks. They are all residents of the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. The youngest is about 80. The oldest is 90-something.  … more
Although I’ve lived in town for three years, I still miss the farm. After spending 47 years living in the country, I still haven’t gotten used to the idea of having to put on a … more
One must always use caution before replying to a child’s question. In my case the question was, “Auntie Brenda, do you have a shovel?” The reply was, “Yes.” … more
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