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

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

Happiest workplaces offer autonomy, transparency, parties

Four-time Top Workplace winners share secrets for satisfied employees.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 11:25 AM

SUMMER GUIDE: Good bugs, bad bugs

They might look creepy, but are all bugs bad? Here's our kids' guide to telling the difference between the ones...

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 03:44 PM

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

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