Inspired Editor

Gail Rosenblum is editor of the Inspired section. She's also an author, journalism instructor and public speaker who has worked for newspapers and magazines for nearly 40 years. 

Rosenblum has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in journalism, and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of Feature and Sunday Editors, the Associated Press and Parenting Publications of America. She is the mother of three young adult children and the bonus mom of three others.


Minneapolis Stairstep Foundation leader sees opportunities to rebuild in this difficult time

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic and cries for racial justice, his message seems particularly urgent and his comforting approach especially welcome.


Minneapolis man creates Facebook page to inform others with disabilities about how to vote

Michael Sack, who has cerebral palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair, realizes that this foremost civic duty is easier for some than for others.


Minnesota's Proof Alliance leader wants all pregnancies to be alcohol-free

Research has shown since 1974 that alcohol during pregnancy harms a developing fetus, but she learned most people "did not have the facts."


Twin Cities therapists emphasize need to prepare purposeful COVID 'bubbles' before winter

Experts concerned about single individuals left out of social circles.


Mpls. veterinarians offer free pet care to dogs and cats of owners facing homelessness

The pop-up clinic gives pets free basic medical care, including vaccinations and heartworm testing, as well as medications for skin and eye infections.


Avatars join effort to help Minnesota teachers identify worrisome behaviors in their students

During the pandemic, teachers face a doubly tough task of identifying students — mostly behind screens instead of desks — showing signs of psychological distress.


Normandale graduate, 18, returns to campus to make sure other students have food, housing

  Ainsley Schwerr graduated from Normandale Community College in May — then went right back. When COVID-19 hit, the 18-year-old from Eagan put her continuing…


U's microbiology research facility key to national 'moonshot' effort to fight COVID-19

Dr. Timothy Schacker shares how the U launched its testing program, contributed to drug studies and even created a low-cost ventilator.


U's Michael LuBrant pivots to teach death rituals to mortuary science students in COVID world

He guides future funeral directors through end-of-life rituals.


Children's Minnesota resource navigator drawn to helping families much like hers

Community Connect is an initiative of the Children's Minnesota health care system partly funded by a grant from Kohl's Cares.