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

My Outdoor Life: Karen Christenson on educating in the outdoors

In our occasional series about outdoor people and lifestyles, this award-winning science teacher from St. Anthony Park Elementary School discusses...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 03:11 PM

Megamall now houses megamuseum

The Mall of America is now a megamuseum, too, with ambitious plans for several exhibit spaces.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:10 PM

Ethnic museums preserve the past for the future

A new Somali museum is the latest ethnic collection preserving traditional ways for future Minnesotans.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:10 PM

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

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