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.


Three-man team seeking write-in votes to 'Save Deephaven'

Upset with city rulings, the trio have launched a grassroots campaign.


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Helen Q. Kivnick, psychologist who created social justice programs, dies at 70

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Chaska Historical Society opens this year's exhibit remotely

The exhibit explores the lives of various groups who settled in Chaska through the years.


Home care providers and clients rally for support from Minnesota legislators

Even before COVID, the industry was struggling from a shortage of workers.


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Coney Island in Lake Waconia now open for hiking, picnics

The $1.5 million project is part of a larger project shaping Lake Waconia Regional Park.


Beginners learn to be farmers at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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