Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
Editor | Computer-Assisted Reporting

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.

Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

Workarounds are helping, but common drugs scarce.

Tribal leader and proud veteran Glynn Crooks dies at 67

Glynn Crooks, a longtime leader of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, was passionate about passing on Dakota culture and traditions, as well as expressing his…

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With Affordable Care Act still jarring U.S. politics, access to health care and how to pay for it a major issue dividing Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson.

'Teledentristry' expands preventive care to more Minnesota families

Remote exams, lower costs regaining favor.

HealthPartners gets $7.9 million grant for health co-ops and care centers in Uganda, 3 other countries

With its own roots in the co-op movement, HealthPartners spreads the model overseas.

A beloved mentor, he mixed engineering with dentistry

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Needle-related infections soar in Minnesota as opioid epidemic lingers

Minnesota hospitals are seeing a rise in costly illnesses related to syringe-sharing.

EpiPen shortage has Minnesota parents, pharmacies scrambling

National shortage is the latest of many to hit the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.

Minnesota judge: Federal law bars denying insurance coverage for transgender medicine

A woman sued her Duluth employer when its health insurance didn't cover her son's treatment.

That daily aspirin isn't necessarily helping prevent heart attacks

Latest data suggest that, for healthy people, there's no benefit – but some risks.