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

In praise of summer blues

Eddie Cochran had it all wrong. Who would want to cure the summertime blues? On the contrary: Blues are the...

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 03:42 PM

Rare wildflowers bloom on Minnesota's prairie

[T]he prairie plants yearly repeat their story, in technicolor, from the first pale blooms of pasque in April to the...

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 10:16 AM

Minnesota DNR's under-celebrated State Fair building

The Minnesota DNR’s 80-year-old State Fair building is a comprehensive resource for outdoor education and entertainment. If only more people...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Who gets to say what's best about the fair? You do.

Even in blistering heat, Minnesotans love their fair. And indeed, when the heat let up in the fair’s final days, attendance broke two daily records.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 01:22 PM

MIDLIFE: Making the most of a too-short life

After her son died from a rare disease, Lyn Culbert took on the task of finishing and publishing his memoir.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:51 AM

MIDLIFE: Help others, help yourself

Her commitment to caring for her ailing mother led Pola Rest to a develop a series of life-changing projects.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Fishing for beginners: The Minnesota DNR's 'I Can' series

With its popular "I Can" series, the Minnesota DNR offers relaxed, low-pressure lessons on the essentials of outdoor recreation.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 06:10 PM

Two St. Louis Park climbers overcoming a mountain of risk

Jeff Alley and his girlfriend, Ashley Melco, are committed to scaling Washington’s Mount Rainier, where Mark Mahaney, their friend and fellow climber, lost his life last month.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 06:30 PM

Top workplaces for 5 straight years

What makes a company a top workplace for five years in a row?

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 11:26 AM

Top Workplaces: Special award winners

Employees singled out these companies for special praise.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:23 AM

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