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.


Union workers settle contract dispute at Mayo's Albert Lea hospital

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members approved the new contract Monday.


As more cancer patients survive, workplace protections fall short

It's unclear how many cancer patients lose employment because they're not ready to return to work. But studies show that just 40 percent are back at work within six months.


Legal help can be the prescription for health at Minneapolis clinic

A Minneapolis clinic is leading the way in providing pro bono help to patients.


Shriners Hospital for Children planning to shift to outpatient care only

Goal will be less hospital care, more outpatients and same-day surgeries.


Medicaid work requirements hotly debated at Legislature

Will work requirements save money or penalize those most in need?


State says it will write off $30 million in unpaid MinnesotaCare premiums

A troubled computer system could not send bills to some enrollees, officials say.


U wins $42M in federal funds for biomedical research

The NIH grant, one of the two biggest from the feds received by the university, backs work of applying medical research in real life.


State solicits feedback to improve elder abuse response

As part of its effort to improve the state's response to allegations of elder abuse, the Minnesota Health Department is seeking public comments about a new computer system to handle complaints filed against senior care homes.


Medicaid work requirements proposal advances in the Legislature

The proposal is supposed to increase the state's workforce, but critics say it will take health care away from the sick.


Mapping the flu? Minnesota says there's an app for that

Flu Near You partnership expands the reach of state's disease monitoring.