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

Bone up for a bon voyage

Learning a bit of the local language can open doors when you travel.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 02:36 PM

How to downsize — before you downsize

If you know you’ll be moving to a smaller place — just not quite yet — now’s the time to...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 02:08 PM

When downsizing, should you buy or rent?

Planning to sell your house and move into a multi-unit building? If you’ve noticed all the fancy new apartment buildings...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 02:08 PM

Where the boomers are

They’re in the city, of course, but also in the country. Today’s empty nesters are migrating in both directions.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Maple syruping at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is an excellent purveyor of maple syrup science, history – and samples.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 03:24 PM

My Drive: Riding with the Rocketman

You may think you’re a fast driver, but you’ve got nothing on Ky Michaelson.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 11:04 AM

A gym for the over-50s

Fitness club makes older exercisers feel at home.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 10:51 AM

Jobs for life?

More Americans want — or need — to keep working beyond the traditional retirement age. But will companies let them?

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Author Jennifer Senior explains why parents are unhappy but joyful

Yes, parents really are less happy, but author says that’s not all that counts.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 01:36 PM

How to write an obituary

“Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.”So began an obituary...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 08:42 AM

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