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

Wheeling & Dealing

Some say the auto industry is still struggling from the effects of the recession. So we asked our local dealers how they are doing -- and found out that for them, the picture is a lot brighter (and shinier).

Updated: November 28, 2011, - 05:32 PM

Running for a cause

More and more people choose to give back by taking part in charity events.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 01:13 PM

Here's one new-car buyer who's going to get his money's worth

Car sales may be slow, but even the most frugal consumers have to replace their cars sometime. Anthony Stolp had hoped to hang onto his 1998 Acura Integra for a while longer.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 10:56 AM

Not your grandma's nursing home

Today's senior residences offer all the amenities of luxury hotels.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 11:21 AM

'Life has just started'

After we profiled Gary Westlund of Charities Challenge in our last issue, Good Life reader Roger Hauge e-mailed his thanks for the article. Turns out he has a pretty interesting story of his own ...

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 02:27 PM

@work: Style star Jenny Carle

L.A. beckons for designer Jenny Carle.

Updated: September 22, 2011, - 08:52 AM

All is fair in love if you love the fair

If you adore our home-grown get-together as much as this couple do, you can even get married there (in pickle hats).

Updated: August 21, 2011, - 09:19 AM

Alzheimer's: a family odyssey

Katy Read thought she knew why her mother had Alzheimer's. But then her uncle was diagnosed, too ...

Updated: August 11, 2011, - 11:22 AM

@work: Tune in, float out

The Okee Dokee Brothers go with the flow.

Updated: August 04, 2011, - 08:40 AM

Run for your life

Age catching up with you? All the more reason to get off the couch and get moving.

Updated: August 03, 2011, - 09:28 AM

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