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

Unretirement: Life after work

What happens when you retire and have all that time on your hands?

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 03:01 PM

Unretirement: One man's guide to keeping busy

After 36 years in marketing, Jerry Mevissen now writes, farms, raises animals and enjoys his small-town neighbors.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 08:20 AM

Going to extremes: Minnesotans show off frozen face selfies

Minnesota’s climate, human physiology and social media come together this time of year to produce a phenomenon we're calling "frozen face." A select group of hardy Minnesotans were happy to show off their frozen face selfies on Instagram.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 11:27 AM

Ski haven: Wirth Park and the Loppet Foundation

With Theodore Wirth Park at its center, the Loppet Foundation uses its focus on outdoor activities to reach people who might miss out.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 10:52 AM

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

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