Reporter | Carver and western Hennepin Counties

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.

Edina teens create free app that lets kids track their emotions

Users of Taara Verma's Feel Now get a reminder each day to log their moods.

Minneapolis woman's introspective memoir examines the emotions of caregiving

Savita Harjani's "Postcards From Within" isn't a how-to book as much as a personal journal about what it meant.

New $2,000 Minnesota State Fair scholarship aids study of skilled trades

Lex Lewison of Owatonna will use his scholarship to learn increasingly complex automotive service technology.

Minneapolis wellness center offers Black people a space where others 'get it'

Reviving Roots offers an all-Black staff and therapy designed for the Black community.

Minnesota teen swimmer has broken more than 100 bones, but her spirit is unbreakable

After winning gold in a national tournament, Sophia Nohre wants to compete in the 2028 Paralympics — among other things.

Minneapolis author tells kids how they can make their days and nights 'good'

"Make it a Good Day" and "Make it a Good Night" offer young readers tips for making things go well.

St. Paul man wins national recognition for helping others through recovery

Writer, speaker and mentor James Page Jr. developed a set of inspirational cards he named "Spiritual Apples."

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota gets $5 million donation for Camp Oz

The gift is by far the largest the organization has ever received.

Minnesota dads harness 'power of music' to help kids with mental health struggles

The Twin Cities duo wants to raise money to help children struggling with anxiety and depression.

Minnesota father and son develop app to monitor loved ones with dementia

Scott and Paul Carpenter created BoundaryCare after finding little available to protect family members — including their own.