Katie Humphrey | Star Tribune
Team leader | Minneapolis/St. Paul

Katie Humphrey leads a team of reporters who cover news in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Previously, she was a features reporter covering technology/digital life and a news reporter covering Dakota County. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie wrote about public safety and city hall for the Austin American-Statesman.


Fans leave flowers, touch Prince's star on First Avenue's wall

Officials shared memories of the music legend.


Family mourns 'very special' boy killed while trick-or-treating

Vigil planned for 5-year-old boy who was hit by car while trick-or-treating in Minneapolis.


Day trip: Hopkins serves up history hip in the 'burbs

Suburbs get snubbed a lot — Pleasantvilles with no culture, no history, no nightlife. Not true in Hopkins. If there is a recipe for what's trendy in big-city neighborhoods, Hopkins already has all the ingredients.


Upsie app offers warranty options on new electronics

The holidays have come and gone, and Santa didn’t bring that new television. If you want it, you’re going to have to buy it on…


Find apps for the kids' new gadgets

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that specializes in media, technology and families, recently released an updated list of "Essential Apps for Kids and Teens."


Top Web trends: Ice buckets, World Cup and #Ferguson

You can tell a lot about a country by what it tweets, googles and views on YouTube.


Mingle@ app aims for in-person introductions

Sam McCaa was in Uptown eating with friends when he saw it: awkward first date in progress. The guy was taken by the woman, but…


Families share holiday rituals by video chat

For millions of people whose families are scattered across the country, almost any digital screen can become a window into a holiday celebration via Skype, Google Hangouts or Apple's FaceTime.


Online ads follow you wherever you go

Remember that time you shopped for a necklace online, and then jewelry ads followed you everywhere you went — from your Facebook page to news sites? You're not imagining it: You're being tracked. Here's how.


Targeted online ads: Creepy or convenient?

Privacy concerns arise as online ads follow consumers as they search the Internet.