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.


Facing hardship during COVID, these Minnesotans find comfort in levity

These Minnesotans regained control and strength during pandemic times in an unusual way: laughter.


AchieveMpls launches student support fund to address trauma of pandemic, George Floyd killing

AchieveMpls has launched the MPS Student Support Fund to offer mental health counseling, school-based programs and interventions to let students know how deeply they are valued.


Head of Mpls. Domestic Abuse Project builds on rich history of helping in new COVID reality

DAP has worked to end intergenerational violence for more than 40 years, with bold and inventive strategies that bring everyone to the table for success.


As recycling surged in Twin Cities with COVID-19, Eureka pivoted to respond

How did the company manage the inevitable surge in recycled material coming from homes and apartments now doubling as offices, day cares and more?


Blue Cross gender services consultant brings years of work in transgender community to new role

It's rare for a major health insurance company to create a position called "gender services consultant."


New leader of Minneapolis' Be The Match breaks down stem-cell process, busts myths

The international nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis provides lifesaving blood stem cell therapy to people of all ages around the world.


In the age of COVID-19, Minn. author looks to 'poetry therapy' to soothe the soul

It turns out poetry as an agent of healing was recognized in the ancient world over 2,000 years ago, she says.


Minneapolis trainer on race and trauma shares ideas for how we talk to each other now

In this wrenching moment for our city, he encourages us to continue to have productive conversations.


Midwest union leader talks safety, shopping smart and his hope for life after COVID-19

Utecht is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, a union of more than 13,000 members in Minnesota and Iowa, including 1,850 at the JBS pork plant in Worthington.


American Indian OIC leader offers ways to stay proactive in job search during pandemic

His message for all of us: Tough passages are an opportunity to rethink, recharge and re-engage.