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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.


Independent pharmacy in Minneapolis hopes to beat the odds

Elias Usso did something almost unheard of in today’s pharmacy world. He opened an independent pharmacy in Minneapolis at a time when large corporate chains…


32 rural Minn. counties still lack providers for key opioid addiction recovery drug

Providers say Suboxone saves lives, but approval process deters many.


Will Minnesota accept new Medicaid financing deal from feds?

The program appears geared toward the 14 states that have not taken advantage of the ACA option to expand Medicaid to single adults.


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.