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

Who cleans the polar bear? Museums' unsung heroes

Who cleans the polar bear? Behind the scenes, a host of museum workers are the MVPs of TLC at Minnesota museums.

Updated: May 02, 2015, - 08:46 AM

Gift shops serve educational purpose, too

Museum shops aren't just a place for cool postcards. They serve an educational mission, too.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 11:08 AM

The picture framer: Kurt Nordwall

Kurt Nordwall is a framing technician at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts whose job involves building frames appropriate to the art they surround.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 09:40 AM

The organic gardener: Kent Crosby

Kent Crosby is a carpenter and volunteer organic gardener at the Bakken Museum in south Minneapolis.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 09:39 AM

The animal wrangler: Jennifer Menken

Jennifer Menken handles live and not-so-live animals at the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 09:39 AM

Archer shoots from novice to gold in months

With her family cheering her on, Jackie Cogan shot from novice to gold in a matter of months.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:16 PM

Pickleball player back from the dead - literally

Randy Hall was on the pickleball court when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.“I was pretty much dead,” said Hall,...

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:14 PM

Senior track star makes up for late start in running

Sherwood Sagedahl got a late start in the race, but he has more than made up for it.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:13 PM

Edina racewalker takes "funny-looking” sport in her stride

She’s had water balloons thrown at her (they missed) and been the target of squirt guns. As a racewalker, Anita...

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:13 PM

Minnesota triathlete, 67, loves to compete - against himself

Tom Rohman is not in it for the health — he likes competing against himself.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:11 PM

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