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.


Ramsey County tuberculosis outbreak has health officials on alert

The outbreak has primarily affected elderly residents in the Hmong community, with 10 cases linked to a senior center where the first case was detected in 2016.


University of Minnesota names new medical school dean

Dr. Jakub Tolar is a renowned stem-cell researcher.


Dayton, client advocates blast Minnesota HMO for $120M transfer

The move by Medica Health Plans is also reigniting a debate about the role of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans.


U's medical school dean is leaving for Iowa

Dr. Brooks Jackson, a prominent researcher from Johns Hopkins, leaves after three years in Minnesota.


Minn. joins suit against Trump's halt to health insurance subsidies

The state health insurance program receives much of the "cost-sharing reduction" money marked for elimination by the Trump administration.


'Blindsided' by Washington, state officials scramble to save MinnesotaCare

For the consumers who rely on MinnesotaCare, it means another stressful time.


Minnesota AIDS Project, Rainbow Health announce merger

The name of the new organization has yet to be determined. The merger will take effect in early 2018.


Gov. Dayton makes second plea for MinnesotaCare

In a letter to federal regulators, he asks Washington not to cut off funds for the health program.


Federal health funds for low-income kids, uninsured expiring

Congressional debate about Obamacare has delayed action on bills. Programs are set to end Saturday with the end of the fiscal year.


Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts

Medicare payment decreases could stifle safety net savings from drug discount program under new regulations proposed by the Trump administration.