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.

Seven-year-old Inver Grove Heights girl donates her hair to help another child without

Amelia Kuester has no regrets as she donates 11 inches of her hair to kids suffering hair loss.

Eastern Carver County schools working to diversify library books

East Carver County schools striving for better diversity in library offerings.

Arbitrator upholds firing of Minneapolis police officer

But in a twist, the decision was based on factors unrelated to Facebook posts deemed racist.

Minnesota forecast contains good news and bad news

Weekend weather will be warm and pleasant, but carries fire risk.

Plymouth urges residents to call 911 for dog violations

If the animal's owner fails to use a leash or a plastic bag, a call to 911 dispatcher will alert patrol officers.

Where did suburban streetcar lines run and why were they removed?

The expansive Twin Cities streetcar network once reached from Lake Minnetonka to Stillwater.

Lake Minnetonka celebrates ice-out earlier than usual

The announcement marks the start of boating season on Lake Minnetonka.

'Red flag' fire warning issued for three Minn. counties, including Duluth

With much of the state under an increased risk of fire, most open burning is restricted or prohibited.

Court partly reverses Lake Minnetonka dock ruling

Appeals decision says lake rights are shared by homeowners and the city of Minnetonka Beach.

Minneapolis police chase shooting suspects through George Floyd Square

A bystander posted a video of the incident on social media.