Gail Rosenblum

Columnist | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7350
Gail Rosenblum writes two to three columns a week on people, social issues, trends, and the complexities of human relationships.

Recent content from Gail Rosenblum

Rosenblum: For siblings, mining for pennies is a rich tradition

Sue Moore, 52, won her own lottery on April 28, when she was handed a 2012 penny at a craft store in Door County. "I couldn't stand it!" said Moore, 52, the mother of Laura, 16, and Joe, 14. "I was jumping up and down."

Updated: July 23, 2012, - 09:17 PM

Rosenblum: Wait is over for octogenarian brimming with life -- and love

Recent news about women waiting longer to get married, if at all, resonated with Joan Ungar of Minnetonka. She waited. And waited.

Updated: July 11, 2012, - 08:47 PM

Rosenblum: What we can learn from Senser trial

The fairness or unfairness of Amy Senser's 41-month sentence is likely to be debated for a while, but it's easy to agree there was little ordinary about this hit-and-run case. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Deborah Russell said it was "one of the most difficult cases to prosecute" in her almost 20-year career, due to constant media coverage, a voracious public appetite and no eyewitness accounts.

Updated: July 10, 2012, - 05:53 AM

Rosenblum: No grudges, just hope for an apology

Keo and Phouxay Phanthavong have built a shrine to their deceased son, Anousone, to which Keo adds fresh flowers every day. Keo keeps in her freezer the lychee and star fruit her son gave her the day before he died.

Updated: July 08, 2012, - 07:48 AM

Rosenblum: Generations of Rices transform Hill City parade into family affair

Tiny Hill City's July 4th parade takes up just four blocks. This year, the Rice family has it covered.

Updated: July 05, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Rosenblum: Despite Danish study, it's not OK for pregnant women to drink

A just-released Danish study on drinking during pregnancy had a sobering effect on Emily Gunderson, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS).

Updated: July 04, 2012, - 08:35 PM

Rosenblum: Court's wise ruling balances public safety, redemption

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week striking down life sentences for juvenile offenders was historic and wise.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 08:20 PM

Rosenblum: Loving families pitted against each other in adoption case

Dorothy Dunning arrives in Minneapolis on Monday, her 15th visit in three years. It's a trip Dunning can ill-afford to make, but the 52-year-old Mississippi grandmother would spend her last dime to win custody of her two biological granddaughters.

Updated: June 23, 2012, - 09:23 PM

Rosenblum: PCs for People helps the needy join the world of the wired

The success story called PCs for People began because Andy Elofson saw things differently. Or, more precisely, saw one teenager differently.

Updated: June 20, 2012, - 09:03 PM

Want to donate your computer?

Thanks, but please do it smartly. Half of the computers donated by individuals are unusable and will be recycled. Businesses do much better; only 15 percent of theirs can't be used.

Updated: June 20, 2012, - 07:36 PM

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