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

Remodeling on a budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a fresh new look for your home. Just ask Mark Pierce, a St. Paul licensed general contractor whose work involves buying, fixing up and reselling homes.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 02:50 PM

Good design starts here

It's that time of year when many of us look for ways to spruce up our dwellings. Not necessarily to undertake ambitious whole-house overhauls, which would be nice, of course, but to freshen and tweak.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 05:57 PM

Auto industry is on road to recovery

The auto industry is hoping to have its best year since the recession as new car and truck sales rebound.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 12:24 PM

On the road: Kjell Bergh, president, GMADA

For nearly half a century, Kjell Bergh has been thinking about cars, writing about cars, selling cars, and -- of course -- driving cars.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 10:09 AM

Discovering the upside of downsizing

Many empty nesters see moving out of the family home as a chance to simplify and find a new social set.

Updated: February 09, 2012, - 10:02 AM

She's a gene genie

... and a fitness fanatic and cancer survivor. Read one woman's amazing life story.

Updated: February 01, 2012, - 12:21 PM

How to make the most of technology

Many new gadgets are actually easier to use than the old stuff.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 01:03 PM

Technophobes are welcome here

Classes at Friendship Village and SeniorNet prove helpful for seniors.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:53 PM

It's never too late to learn

As everything goes digital, seniors lacking computer skills are missing out.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 09:14 AM

Meet your guide to full year of fitness

Charlotte Hilton Andersen has been trying out a different fitness program every month for five years. You might think by now she'd be running low on new workout ideas.

Updated: January 11, 2012, - 07:53 AM

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