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

"Trip of a Lifetime” — splurging on a trip to Europe with teens

The joys of traveling with nearly grown children enhance that “trip of a lifetime” – and are worth every hard-earned penny.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:23 PM

Jeff Tollefson, champion of change

Jeff Tollefson changed his life to change the lives of other people.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 03:28 PM

Juan Puentes, a changed man

How Puentes, now 22, turned his life around, thanks to Genesys Works.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:56 PM

Connections: More men take on challenges of caregiving

Caring for an ailing parent is emotionally and physically draining, Jim Togstad learned through hard experience.“It takes a real taxing...

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 12:09 PM

Connections: A sociable way to see the world

Jenny Mikkelson and her mother were on a group tour of the Galápagos Islands when they got to know another...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:32 PM

Connections: Making social plans for retirement

Pat Minor’s grandmother was a strong and spiritual woman, a longtime nurse who could knit and crochet beautifully, who felt...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:28 PM

Connections: Why solitude is bad for your health

‘I’m not going to pay someone to be my friend,” clients often tell Paul Blom.Blom doesn’t argue. His Bloomington-based company...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:27 PM

Innovations at the fair: Home of the Future

University of Minnesota students design and build an eco-house to meet the requirements of Generation Y.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 09:39 AM

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

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