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.


Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies

Health officials urge shots for anyone who might have come in contact with the animal.


Minn. health officials, campground owner spar over disease outbreak that made 72 sick

Minnesota officials say the intestinal infection has sickened 72 campers; facility's owner challenges their science.


Rare look at Minnesota hospital costs finds huge swings

Four common procedures can cost wildly different amounts — even within the same hospital.


Measles sickens 5-year-old child in Hennepin County

Health officials link the infection to overseas travel but warn others who might have been exposed.


Anti-addiction drugs proving tough for state's poor to obtain

Despite Minnesota's professed commitment to battling opioid abuse, the state's own health insurance program for the poor is among the biggest barriers in getting anti-addiction drugs to patients, according to doctors at several clinics across the state.


Legionnaires' outbreak at Albert Lea elder care facility sickens 2

Public health officials seeking source of infection at an elder care facility.


Linguist and professor Ron Chastain dies at 79

Later, academics became central to his professional life, but it also opened up a new understanding of family.


Minnesota pediatricians promote reading for young patients and their parents

A growing number of pediatric and primary care clinics in Minnesota are using children's books to improve health care and enhance child development.


Minnesota government health program passes legislative audit

Examination of Medical Assistance program uncovered a few errors.


Swimming pools, hot tubs are more likely than lakes to make you sick, studies find

Chlorine doesn't kill all the things that can make swimmers ill, studies find.