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Glenn Howatt has been with the Star Tribune since 1990. In addition to covering health care, he served as the newspaper's data editor for several years.

Howatt is a recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. A native of Chicago, he has master's degrees in urban geography and journalism. Howatt holds two master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: one in urban geography and the other in journalism. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Howatt previously worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul CityBusiness, now the Business Journal.


Minnesota takes steps to modernize disability services

People with disabilities and their families say the $3 billion program is confusing and arbitrary.


Audit finds violations of laws to prevent fraud at DHS unit

An internal audit at the Minnesota Department of Human Services has found several violations of laws to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the division responsible for a recent series of improper payments.


Troubled Minnesota agency names candidates for top health care, equity posts

Minnesota's biggest state agency continues to firm up its executive ranks.


Regulation of Minnesota radon contractors is headed to court

Health Department rules have been on hold since 2018 after industry sued the state.


Walz seeks peace with counties over $10M in DHS payment glitches

Walz tells leaders they won't have to pay $10M for DHS payment errors.


Minnesota hospitals report more flu cases; school outbreaks dwindle

Early emergence of B strain has affected kids, but produced relatively few deaths.


Minnesota DHS adds Medicaid drug coverage for transgender teens

Change provides more treatment options for transgender teens in Minnesota.


Flu outbreaks at Minnesota schools are worst in five years

With most classes out this week, the next front for the flu's spread is likely to be at home or at community events, but the dominant flu strain this season tends to affect children the most.


Minnesota DHS reassigns inspector general caught up in controversy

Investigation after the state's legislative auditor found disarray resulted in no disciplinary action.


Minnesota pediatrician, equity advocate named as medical director for Medicaid

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, a respected Twin Cities pediatrician and internist, has been named the state's new Medicaid medical director by the Minnesota Department of Human…