Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
Editor | Computer-Assisted Reporting

Glenn Howatt joined the Star Tribune's business section in May 1990. He was a co-winner of a 2004 Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award for coverage of questionable medical and business practices of a Roseville-based cancer center. As the computer-assisted reporting editor, he specializes in acquiring and analyzing data that leads to investigative 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.


Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts

Medicare payment decreases could stifle safety net savings from drug discount program.


Latest health bill in Senate could end up costing Minn. billions

The Graham-Cassidy bill could defund MinnesotaCare and shift funding from Minnesota to states like Wisconsin. "This takes us back several steps." a Minnesota health official says.


Minnesota drug overdose deaths rose sharply in 2016

Health Department calls the extended streak 'alarming.'


Blue Cross payment cuts prompt protest by Minn. mental health providers

State's biggest health insurer says Minnesota has exceeded national averages.


Obit: Shirley Lockwood Larson, singer and vocal coach

Shirley Lockwood Larson was one of those kids who loved to sing for guests who visited her parents' home.That love began a lifelong dedication to…


Measles outbreak is over, Minnesota health officials say

Last new case was reported 42 days ago, so epidemiologists don't expect more infections.


After nearly five months, Minn. measles outbreak may be over

State health officials have scheduled an announcement for Friday if no new cases are reported.


Source of E. coli that killed 3-year-old Wright Co. girl still a mystery

Tests rule out petting zoo as site where two Wright County siblings picked up bacteria that killed one.


Planned Parenthood announces $6.5M gift, new Mpls. clinic

A new clinic will be built in the Uptown neighborhood and other facilities in the 19-clinic network will be modernized.


Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state's rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.