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

The elements of style ... and taste

You've probably had the experience of walking into a room -- maybe even one in your own home! -- and instantly feeling relaxed and cozy. In other rooms, you've noticed feeling restless and on edge. Annoyed. Bored. Overwhelmed.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 04:47 PM

These Fair folks just stick around

How long has Art Blakey been working at the Minnesota State Fair? Put it this way: He can remember the days before food came on sticks. We take a look at some of the State Fair's longest-serving employees.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 05:35 PM

Let the game begin: Profiles of senior athletes

At the Minnesota Senior Games, held this year in Mankato, events include the usual Olympics-style events.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 02:51 PM

How to age with grace

We'd all love to age gracefully, but it might be easier if we knew what the heck that meant.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 02:45 PM

Walk this way

It's the simplest exercise you can do, but there are ways to step it up.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 10:37 AM

These companies have history on their side

Some of today's top workplaces can trace their roots way, way back to rather more humble origins.

Updated: June 17, 2012, - 05:44 AM

A dating service for zoo animals

Trumpeter swan seeks same for serious relationship. Enjoys walks on the beach and mating with a genetically appropriate partner, with the goal of being reintroduced into the wild to help reestablish the species.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:10 PM

Far out, Minnesota

From shoes to Spam, from Greyhounds to Judy Garland, museums off the beaten path are home to an eclectic and fascinating variety of smaller collections.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:10 PM

There's drama in Bell's dioramas

There's a little drama embedded in each of the dioramas at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Constructed from paint and taxidermy, the scenes depict Minnesota wildlife in realistic but unavoidably static poses.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:09 PM

Duluth museum is a hands-on experience for all visitors

The Duluth Children's Museum has outgrown its longtime spot in the Duluth Depot -- a surprising development considering that, not long ago, it came close to shutting down.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:08 PM

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