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

Day trip to Shakopee goes off the beaten track

Visitors willing to forgo the adrenaline rush of thrill rides, horse racing and jousting and keep driving will discover rich and varied options in the hilly and understated city of Shakopee.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 03:26 PM

Rosenblum: Urban myths aside, we still got an extra weekend in August

As we sit perched on this last day of August, it’s understandable to feel melancholy.August is sunscreen and sweet corn,...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Rosenblum: 'Happiness' analysis is hazy on smoking's ill effects

British researchers have found that moderate and heavy tobacco smokers get a mental health boost after quitting that’s equal to taking antidepressants.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 02:33 PM

Mental health resources

Face It Foundation, www.faceit, 612-789-9897.NAMI,, 651-645-2948.SAVE,, 952-946-7998.Hennepin County mobile crisis teams, 612-596-1223 (for adults) and 612-348-2233...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Rosenblum: Helping men find a way out of depression

I can’t write about men and depression without thinking about Mark Meier, a social worker, husband, father of three children and founder of Twin Cities-based Face It Foundation.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Rosenblum: Hobby Lobby, let's talk about Viagra

No matter where we stand on the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, we can thank the crafts store chain for one thing: It got us talking about sex.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 01:01 PM

Rosenblum: North Minneapolis neighbor talks of barbecue, violence and jobs

Vicie Williams appreciates block parties, but she won’t be hosting one during Tuesday’s National Night Out. Not one to think small, Williams is throwing a Community Barbecue Extravaganza.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Rosenblum: Soccer teaches more than skill and sportsmanship

Soccer isn’t America’s pastime, but watch a game or three and it’s hard not to wish that it were. I can’t think of a sport better fit to teach Americans an essential but evaporating life skill. It’s called “delayed gratification.”

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Duets: Wilbur and Melanie woven together across continents

Wandering down an alleyway in the poor village of Ayacucho, Melanie Ebertz of Stillwater spotted Wilbur Quispe weaving through an open doorway. Shortly after, their lives became forever entwined.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Rosenblum: A law is passed, but her work continues

Not much rattles Sheryl Hill, so it’s hard to imagine the powerhouse from Mound shaking as her son, Alec, grabbed her arm and raised it high in the air. Yes, Alec’s mother did have a question for the president of the United States.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 08:19 PM

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