Reporter | Carver and western Hennepin Counties

Katy Read is a reporter covering Carver County and western Hennepin County. She has also covered aging, workplace issues and other topics for the Star Tribune. She was previously a reporter at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La., and the Duluth News-Tribune.

Read has also written for Salon, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Toronto Globe and Mail and other publications. Her essays have been published in several anthologies including "Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir." She has won a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and multiple literary awards, as well as four fellowships for journalists on aging. She is a Minnetonka native and a University of Minnesota graduate. Her most exciting hobbies include working (very slowly) on a memoir, cruising the internet and walking her dog.

Closing of tiny elementary school in Carver County postponed

Eastern Carver district must cut its budget by $14M after voters rejected a referendum in November.

Rash of overdoses could mean contaminated heroin, Ramsey County Sheriff's Office warns

Within six hours, the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office responded to two heroin overdoses in Shoreview and one in White Bear Township.

One dead in small-plane crash in Crow Hassan Park Reserve

The plane, which was in the air just 11 minutes, burst into flames after crashing near the Crow River.

In Chaska, a community dinner helps residents see past dividing lines of race and age

The gathering of 220 residents was designed to foster relationships after a series of race-related incidents.

East Carver officials plan to close tiny rural school after failed referendum

Failed Eastern Carver referendum meant cuts, but residents didn't expect closing of tiny East Union.

'Great strides' for Waseca police officer recovering from shooting

Arik Matson was able to walk almost 50 feet with therapists' assistance, his family said.

Deephaven officials deny mental health nursing home's relocation

The city let the plan die after residents protested, citing the need for a precedent-setting zoning waiver.

Amid colorful celebration at Mall of America, some worry about coronavirus spreading in China

Turnout was strong and the atmosphere was festive, but some attendees worried about their families' health and safety.

After vehement public debate, Plymouth won't join GreenStep Cities

The statewide program offers a list of actions that cities can take to improve their sustainability and environmental protection.

Bernard Coelho, Coon Rapids psychiatrist with an eye for detail, color, dies at 85

At age 18, Bernard Coelho began publishing photos in top national magazines in his native India — a noteworthy achievement for an experienced professional photographer,…