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.


State's day care centers have troubling gaps on immunizations

Centers that ignore rules can act as unwitting incubators for the measles virus.


Psychologist Marvin Ack, who dies at 93, gave wisdom to parents, voice to troubled kids

A pioneer in children's health care, he had received training in Freud's method of psychoanalysis — even working with Freud's daughter, Anna.


Harmless measles? Minn. officials want parents to know it's a deadly virus

Measles' impact on children, even after they recover, can last for years.


Four new Minnesota measles cases reported, including two in Le Sueur County

Minnesota's measles outbreak has expanded into Le Sueur County with two new cases in unvaccinated children, a development that was expected by health officials as…


Minnesota's 'incident team' races to stop measles outbreak

For nearly four weeks, the Minnesota Department of Health had been battling a measles outbreak that is now the state's worst since 1990.


3 measles cases in Crow Wing County bring Minnesota total to 54

The latest three cases — all family members — are in Crow Wing County.


Allina limits hospital, clinic visitors due to measles outbreak

The health care system is asking that children under age 5 not visit its hospitals unless they are seeking care, and children under 11 are asked to wear masks.


Three new Minnesota measles cases bring outbreak total to 44

All 3 are unvaccinated children in Hennepin County, the center of the outbreak so far.


41 infected: Minnesota measles outbreak now includes first case outside Somali community

Quarantine is considered as infections spread beyond Hennepin County area, with first non-Somali and first adult cases.


Feds warn Minnesota: Improve kids' dental care in Medicaid

Feds say only 37 percent of kids on Medical Assistance got preventive care in '15.