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

Pillow talk: Does extreme cold kill dust mites?

There’s an upside to this freezing weather if killing dust mites is your goal.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined

People are turning to libraries with tech-fueled questions about everything from e-readers to social media – and librarians have the answers.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 05:22 PM

Would you 'like' a chance to 'sympathize' on Facebook?

Facebook recently revealed that its engineers have been toying with the idea of a “sympathize” button. Is that something to “like”? Maybe.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:34 PM

It's a #hashtag takeover

Once an afterthought in the punctuation world, the hashtag has spawned a language all its own.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 11:13 AM

Reindeer reality show, live from Como Zoo

Animal Planet’s online Reindeer Cam is focused on a trio of Santa’s hooved helpers at St. Paul's Como Zoo this holiday season.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Recycle Your Holidays collects unwanted lights for free

It’s the holiday decorating moment of truth: Plug in the lights and hope they all glow.Cheer as they twinkle around...

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 03:41 PM

Holidays bring family together … for tech support

Across Minnesota, college kids and young adults will likely spend part of the holidays installing updates on laptops and explaining how to download apps onto tablets.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 07:52 PM

Wis. Mustard museum is spread thin

A Wisconsin museum dedicated to mustard is feeling the squeeze.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 03:18 PM

FAA reprieve: Cellphone silence is still golden while in the air

While the Federal Aviation Administration this month expanded the use of electronic devices in flight, it continued its ban on phone calls — and that’s just fine with a surprising number of passengers.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 10:20 AM

Protecting passwords, and sanity

A foolproof system to manage dozens of passwords (which should be a combination of letters, numbers and symbols) remains elusive.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 08:53 PM

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