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

Senior Games competitor from Minnesota learned the javelin -- on YouTube

How YouTube helped one competitor learn the art of the javelin.

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

National Senior Games are coming to Minnesota for the first time

The National Senior Games are coming to Minnesota. For athletes of a certain age, this is the Olympics, baby!

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 05:10 PM

Top tips for getting fit (if you're not much of an athlete)

If you’re not much of an athlete right now, here are some ideas to help you get in shape.

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 02:59 PM

REVIEW: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed,' by Jon Ronson

NONFICTION: Jon Ronson examines the harsh, never-ending punishment of vilification on the Internet – which, he says, seldom fits the...

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 02:00 AM

Plenty of ways to turn your trash into cash

If you’ve ever walked into a secondhand shop with a big box of items,you already know this: Sometimes selling secondhand stuff barely covers the gas to get to the store.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:51 AM

Spring cleaning: Tips for purging your unwanted stuff

Time to weed through the stuff stashed in your closets and drawers and the cobwebby corners of your basement, to decide which items to keep and which to give away or toss.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:51 AM

New life for old stuff

Rescued and presented in second-hand stores, the merchandise becomes often lovely, surprisingly useful, and fully functional.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:51 AM

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: March 30, 2015, - 10:48 AM

A winter survival guide for your house

How to get through this winter without burst pipes, broken furnaces, heat loss and other problems that can plague the Minnesota homeowner.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:47 AM

10 ways to choose colors

The choice is overwhelming, so how do you pick the right paint for your decor?

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:47 AM

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