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.

Man dies in Meeker County shooting

Police who responded found a man outside of the home with a gunshot wound and he died at the scene.

New open-air pavilion will replace Excelsior's familiar old band shell

Fans, critics debate the aesthetic, acoustic and nostalgic qualities of the old and new designs.

Overnight snowfall could bring 2 to 6 inches to southern Minnesota

Forecasters aren't yet sure whether the snow will fall mostly south of the Twin Cities or shift farther north.

Carbon monoxide poisonings in Houston hit Twin Cities radio personality close to home

Sheletta Brundidge lost five family members to the poison during Hurricane Laura last year.

COVID may increase youth homelessness across Twin Cities metro

Cooped up with stressed or abusive families, kids of all income levels may be more likely to run away or be kicked out.

2 arrested after crashing carjacked vehicle in downtown Minneapolis

The vehicle crashed downtown in yet another in a recent wave of violent carjackings.

Fifth victim in Buffalo shootings is medical assistant, mom of 3

A community website offers information about each victim and online fundraisers for the women and their families. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, of Buffalo, faces seven charges in connection with the attack.

City attorney retires after 50-plus years of helping Chaska grow

He helped transform it in more than 50 years as city attorney.

Two die in Roseville in sharp spike of apparent drug overdoses

Two other overdose victims had to be revived, and police are warning the public about a dangerous new narcotic.

Carjacking suspect pursued by St. Louis County deputies died by suicide, BCA says

The 34-year-old Duluth man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.