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Charlene Briner

Charlene Briner

Charlene Briner lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a storyteller, mother of three adult sons and formerly served as deputy commissioner at both the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

OPINION

Amid our fellow citizens’ foolish choices, how do we maintain our empathy?

By: - October 9, 2021

A distant cousin of mine recently died of COVID-19. We had long ago lost touch when we both moved from our North Dakota hometown, me to Minnesota by way of stops in Florida and Georgia, and she to Texas, where she worked as a teacher, got married and raised a family for more than 30 […]