Gail Rosenblum | Star Tribune
Columnist | Metro

Gail Rosenblum covers trends, social issues and the complexities of human relationships. Author of "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More."

Rosenblum: The Minnesotans who inspired me the most

This is her last column for the Star Tribune. Beginning Aug. 4, she will take over editing the Inspired section.

Twin Cities teen who won trip to BWCA encounters bugs, a thunderstorm and serenity

Four teenage girls. Two tents. One hundred and thirty hours of nonstop togetherness. No cellphones. Lots of bugs. And one relentless thunderstorm. No reality show…

Rosenblum: Mpls. gala tackles 'loneliness epidemic'

Thriviesta's interactive games, led by professional coaches and trainers, aim to bring people together "in a way that is fun and playful."

Rosenblum: What does Dad really want? More time with his kids

The struggle for work-life balance begins with baby's first breath, and is exacerbated by divorce.

Rosenblum: Minn. woman learned the young are not immune to colon cancer

Woodbury mom stresses importance of screenings and urges paying attention to symptoms.

Free North Side shuttle connects folks to community: 'I love it'

The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.

Rosenblum: At Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Waconia vet honors those who served

Administrative officer says he has "one of the best jobs in the Veterans Administration."

Minnesota widower rebuilds from grief, one birdhouse at a time

His daughter is helping him sell them: "We're spreading joy and happiness, and we didn't even know it."

At Art Institute, doll's disappearance sparked conversation about race; now, she's back

She was removed quietly from an elaborate, three-story dollhouse at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. But the mysterious disappearance of the tiny doll — a…

Minnesotans share stories in powerful St. Paul exhibit on mental health

Family-friendly exhibit doesn't just make it OK to talk about mental illness — it shows us how.