Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Winter color against white

Warmth and daylight get most of the attention, but those aren’t the only elements that dwindle during a Minnesota winter....

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 02:53 PM

Where bald eagles feed in winter

Open waters on the Mississippi are a “floating buffet line” for bald eagles.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 07:04 PM

How Minnesota's animal kingdom survives the winter

Amazing stories of winter survival from Minnesota’s animal kingdom.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 02:44 PM

High schooler keeps busy with volunteering

10th-grader is already compiling an impressive list of volunteer work.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:43 AM

The way to peace? Start with children

World Citizen aims to settle global conflicts by starting locally, with the children.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:42 AM

Youth is an advantage when tutoring

Yazmin LaFleur-Donaby understands why, at 17, she can be an effective tutor and mentor — as good as, if not...

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:41 AM

Young people make great tutors

In CommonBond Communities’ Study Buddy program, young people can share their knowledge.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Gardening program helps young people grow

11-year-old finds that the rewards of gardening extend beyond the veggies.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:34 AM

For kids, community service may become a lifelong habit

The benefits of starting young can be far reaching.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:33 AM

Third grader helps promote peace

Student spreads the message of ‘love and joy.’

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:28 AM

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