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

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

A dating service for zoo animals

Trumpeter swan seeks same for serious relationship. Enjoys walks on the beach and mating with a genetically appropriate partner, with the goal of being reintroduced into the wild to help reestablish the species.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:10 PM

Far out, Minnesota

From shoes to Spam, from Greyhounds to Judy Garland, museums off the beaten path are home to an eclectic and fascinating variety of smaller collections.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:10 PM

There's drama in Bell's dioramas

There's a little drama embedded in each of the dioramas at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Constructed from paint and taxidermy, the scenes depict Minnesota wildlife in realistic but unavoidably static poses.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:09 PM

Duluth museum is a hands-on experience for all visitors

The Duluth Children's Museum has outgrown its longtime spot in the Duluth Depot -- a surprising development considering that, not long ago, it came close to shutting down.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:08 PM

Why we don't want to retire

Today's active 60-somethings are living and working longer than ever.

Updated: April 03, 2012, - 02:31 PM

Remodeling on a budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a fresh new look for your home. Just ask Mark Pierce, a St. Paul licensed general contractor whose work involves buying, fixing up and reselling homes.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 02:50 PM

Good design starts here

It's that time of year when many of us look for ways to spruce up our dwellings. Not necessarily to undertake ambitious whole-house overhauls, which would be nice, of course, but to freshen and tweak.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 05:57 PM

Auto industry is on road to recovery

The auto industry is hoping to have its best year since the recession as new car and truck sales rebound.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 12:24 PM

On the road: Kjell Bergh, president, GMADA

For nearly half a century, Kjell Bergh has been thinking about cars, writing about cars, selling cars, and -- of course -- driving cars.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 10:09 AM

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