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Tribune columnist is AAUW speaker

The Hastings Branch of the AAUW will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church. Guest speaker Gail Rosenblum will speak about "The Future of Newspapers: A Surprisingly Sunny View."

Rosenblum is the social issues columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, writing two to three columns a week on current issues, trends and the complexities of human relationships. She is author of the just-released book, "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More," (Nodin Press).  Before coming to the Star Tribune in 2000, she worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter, editor and essayist for many newspapers and national magazines, focusing on family issues and women's health. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in journalism, with a concentration in public health, from the University of Minnesota. She has appeared many times as a guest on the Lori and Julia Show on 107 FM, as well as on KSTP/1500 AM, and KLBB of Stillwater.

Rosenblum has taught writing at the University of Minnesota and the Loft Literary Center. Her writing has earned awards from the Associated Press, American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists in Minnesota and Texas. She is the mother of three children.