Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Lime prices leave bars, restaurants lacking zest

Unrest in Mexico, coupled with flooding in some areas and drought in others, has brought on the squeeze for lime prices.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Gamers wage virtual war with real Twin Cities landmarks

All the world is a game board for the players who wage virtual war over Twin Cities landmarks in a smartphone-powered game called Ingress.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Meet the Minneapolis couple who rule dog cuteness on Instagram

Ahmed El Shourbagy and his girlfriend, Ashley Paguyo, are the Instagram equivalent of talent scouts — the humans behind the wildly popular Dogs of Instagram account.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Tracking apps keep tabs on friends, kids, grandparents and pets

Apps and GPS-enabled gadgets make it easy to track friends and family members, but the technology raises privacy questions.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Teens and social media: It's complicated

One of the country’s leading scholars of online teenage behavior argues that adult fears are misplaced.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Photo quiz: Can you identify these winter wonders?

Sometimes you just have to look a little closer to see the charms of a frigid, frozen landscape. How many of these wintry Twin Cities wonders can you identify?

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:53 AM

Twin Cities homes are going high-tech thanks to 'smart' devices

Houses are going high-tech amid the booming “Internet of Things.” But do you really need that Wi-Fi-enabled toothbrush, and what if it gets a virus?

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 06:07 PM

Smartphone apps offer help with divorce, but usefulness debatable

That’s right, there are smartphone apps — hundreds, actually — to guide couples through the sticky process of untangling a union.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:49 PM

High schools confront social media minefield

Teen gossip, inside jokes and offensive language can explode online through new, quickly evolving outlets, where it can live on and be seen by thousands.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 05:38 AM

Mind your digital manners

Etiquette in the Internet age is a fast-evolving beast. Ann E. Answers is here to save you from online embarrassment.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 04:56 PM

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