Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
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Glenn Howatt has been with the Star Tribune since 1990. In addition to covering health care, he served as the newspaper's data editor for several years.

Howatt is a recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. A native of Chicago, he has master's degrees in urban geography and 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.


'Geography is destiny' for Minnesota families coping with disabilities

With families desperate, thousands are uprooting themselves in Minnesota because they can't get the help they need where they live.


'No child with a terminal illness should have to wait for Medicaid services'

Emily and David Gold keep the small bedroom where their daughter Lizzie once lived exactly as she left it. Her favorite flowered dress hangs on…


Rabid bat discovered in downtown Minneapolis

Disease is unusual in bats, but it presents health risks to humans.


Can a new leader calm the turmoil at Minnesota DHS?

Jodi Harpstead takes the helm at an agency roiled by errors and recent resignations.


Showdown over tracking prescriptions threatens Minnesota federal grants

At issue is a prescription drug tracking system.


Another top official resigns at Minnesota's Department of Human Services

Marie Zimmerman, who oversaw Medical Assistance, announced her resignation effective in 10 days, the second high-profile departure this week.


Minnesota's deputy DHS commissioner resigns for a second time

Claire Wilson was caught up in leadership turmoil at the state's biggest agency.


Feds order state to give improper Medicaid payments back

Federal officials say the Department of Human Services paid chemical-dependency treatment facilities illegally.


Lake Nokomis bacteria outbreak grows to 49; beaches closed for season

The south Minneapolis lake's two beaches will be closed for the rest of the season out of an "abundance of caution," Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials said.


Minnesota overpaid $25M to two tribes for substance abuse treatment

The overpayments, made over a period of five years, were made to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the White Earth Nation to provide Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid dependency.