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

Work out while seeing the world

You don’t have to be a marathon runner. You don’t have to rough it at night. You don’t have to dangle from the side of a mountain. But you definitely can get a workout while you’re seeing the world.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Golf Guide '13: Local golfer develops range of "cute" golf bags for women

The vast majority of traditional golf bags have a more masculine look. They mostly come in darks or neutral colors. They’re often heavy.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 06:45 PM

Golf Guide '13: How to run a golf course (when you don't know how to golf!)

When their husbands died, these sisters-in-law had to learn how to run a golf course — and fast

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 06:44 PM

New life for old stuff

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

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 09:26 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 19, 2013, - 08:38 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 19, 2013, - 08:28 AM

Car shopping: Make a checklist before heading out

What’s the first thing you should do when checking out a potential car purchase? Kick the tires? Look under the hood? Sit behind the wheel and imagine yourself speeding down the Autobahn at 90 miles per hour? No on all three.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 05:17 PM

It's auto show time

Bigger and better than ever, this year's Twin Cities Auto Show has entertainment for the whole family.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Memory loss is normal, but it's not healthy

So how’s your memory? Pretty normal for your age?Uh-oh.“Normal” is not ideal when it comes to the ability to form...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Save the photos: Recommendations for optimal preservation

Spend time talking photo preservation with Bob Herskovitz and Joe Hoover of the Minnesota Historical Society, and you may find yourself thinking about the contents of your closets.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 02:17 PM

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