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.


Public may view Jim Ramstad memorial service online Sunday

The former Minnesota congressman died Nov. 5.


Instead of wrecking ball, century-old Excelsior cottage gets new home

Businessman planning to move to the city steps up to save a historic cottage from demolition.


Fleeing man shoots at officers; Anoka County sheriff's deputy fires back

Nobody was seriously injured in the Saturday morning incident.


Grants available for Minnesota grocers to process SNAP purchases outside the store

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Longtime Prince associate wants to rename Chanhassen streets in his honor

A longtime associate and a neighbor would need state and city approval to see their vision through.


Plymouth city workers take breakfast to veterans on this year's Veterans Day

Annual breakfast a time to reflect, appreciate service members in Plymouth.


Research using copper in Lake Minnetonka to eradicate zebra mussels shows promise

Lake Minnetonka study showed pesticide dramatically reduced zebra mussels while sparing most other species.


Two die in overnight crashes on Minnesota roads

Two people died in separate crashes on Minnesota roads overnight Friday.About 11 p.m., 31-year-old George Menchaca of Kerkhoven, Minn., died when his car, headed west…


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

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


In Rochester, Birx expresses 'deep concerns' about COVID-19 picture in Minnesota

The White House's COVID-19 adviser sounds a dire alarm after meeting with Gov. Tim Walz and other state and local officials.