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

Connections: Why solitude is bad for your health

‘I’m not going to pay someone to be my friend,” clients often tell Paul Blom.Blom doesn’t argue. His Bloomington-based company...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:27 PM

10 tips for arranging furniture

An interior designer offers 10 tips for better furniture arrangements.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 01:01 PM

10 ways to choose colors

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

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 01:00 PM

10 ways to get organized

Some of the most vexing organizational problems are the ones you don’t often see addressed. We asked a professional organizer to offer solutions.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 01:00 PM

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: September 18, 2013, - 07:21 AM

Innovations at the fair: Home of the Future

University of Minnesota students design and build an eco-house to meet the requirements of Generation Y.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 09:39 AM

Traditions at the fair: The church dining hall

At their peak, there were more than 50 church-run eateries on the fairgrounds. Now there are only two left.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 09:39 AM

The new retirement: Leisure

Finding a sense of purpose is important for retirees.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:39 AM

The new retirement: Housing

When remodeling or choosing a new home, think about the features that will make your future life easier and safer.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 01:00 AM

The new retirement: Money

The secret to financial security in old age? Plan ahead — and don’t panic.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 04:24 PM

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