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

SUMMER GUIDE: Keeping your kids healthy (and happy) at camp

It should be a fun-filled time that leaves wonderful memories, but a camp experience can be marred by health problems:...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 04:49 PM

SUMMER GUIDE: How to keep your kids active

You probably would like your kids to stay active during the summer. Experts say kids over 6 years old ideally...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 04:47 PM

Volunteers like 'Mr. Awesome' keep museums in business

Museum volunteers like Richard Johnson play a crucial role. Without their unpaid efforts, it’s safe to say, many museums would not survive.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Museums help students taste history and touch science

As Minnesota schools struggle to do more with less, institutions are coming to the rescue.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:08 AM

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

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