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.


Number of Minnesotans lacking health insurance increases

Minnesota's uninsured rate went from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent in 2017, fueled by a drop in the number of employers who offered coverage as well as people exiting the individual market.


Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork

In their first assessment of this season's influenza vaccine, federal health officials said last week that the current vaccine is 36 percent effective overall.


Federal cuts leave future of MinnesotaCare insurance in question

$800 million in federal cuts creates a challenge for MinnesotaCare funding.


Minnesota reports three new child deaths as flu season worsens

The flu has also caused a record number of hospitalizations this year.


Richard Kormanik, retired South High teacher and coach, dies at 75

As a business education teacher at South High School in Minneapolis, Richard Kormanik spent 35 years instructing students on topics like accounting and stock market…


Minnesota hospitals — surprise — have made new discoveries on frostbite

HCMC, where 38 patients were hospitalized during the last cold snap, had to open a new unit because the burn ward, which treats frostbite as well as burns, ran out of beds.


Minn. attorney general sues Trump administration over cuts in federal health funds

State is concerned about long-term federal funding for MinnesotaCare.


HCMC plans for downtown gridlock during Super Bowl

If the downtown hospital becomes overwhelmed, emergency managers will shift patients to other metro hospitals.


Minn. study shows surgery costs vary widely: $6,200 to $47,000 for knee replacement

First study of its kind shows wide range in prices for Minnesotans.


Congress indecision paralyzing Minnesota safety net clinics

Nearly 70 of Minnesota's safety net medical clinics, with thousands of patients, face an uncertain future because Congress has failed to reauthorize their federal funding.