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

Joelle Syverson: Fighting with humor

Laughter is the goal at Joelle Syverson's fundraising galas. But frankly, some years are more cheerful than others.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:43 PM

Outlook is healthy for health-care nonprofits

Health-care nonprofits are increasingly relying on fundraising events to draw public attention and raise money for their causes.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Happiness is a friend, even on Facebook

When it comes to promoting friendship, Facebook could be the greatest invention since the bowling league.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:53 PM

The pursuit of happiness

Is it really true that we get happier as we grow older? If so, how can we stay that way?

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:51 PM

The elements of style ... and taste

You've probably had the experience of walking into a room -- maybe even one in your own home! -- and instantly feeling relaxed and cozy. In other rooms, you've noticed feeling restless and on edge. Annoyed. Bored. Overwhelmed.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 04:47 PM

These Fair folks just stick around

How long has Art Blakey been working at the Minnesota State Fair? Put it this way: He can remember the days before food came on sticks. We take a look at some of the State Fair's longest-serving employees.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 05:35 PM

Let the game begin: Profiles of senior athletes

At the Minnesota Senior Games, held this year in Mankato, events include the usual Olympics-style events.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 02:51 PM

How to age with grace

We'd all love to age gracefully, but it might be easier if we knew what the heck that meant.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 02:45 PM

Walk this way

It's the simplest exercise you can do, but there are ways to step it up.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 10:37 AM

These companies have history on their side

Some of today's top workplaces can trace their roots way, way back to rather more humble origins.

Updated: June 17, 2012, - 05:44 AM

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