Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
Editor | Computer-Assisted Reporting

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.


EpiPen shortage has Minnesota parents, pharmacies scrambling to find lifesaving medication

National shortage is the latest of many to hit the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.


Minnesota judge: Federal law bars denying insurance coverage for transgender medicine

A woman sued her Duluth employer when its health insurance didn't cover her son's treatment.


That daily aspirin isn't necessarily helping prevent heart attacks

Latest data suggest that, for healthy people, there's no benefit – but some risks.


Third Minnesota measles case prompts warning about international travel

Unvaccinated children at risk in some overseas nations, officials say.


Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000

Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.


Minn. will speed access to patients' opioid treatment drugs

Minnesota's Medicaid program will remove one of the biggest obstacles facing patients who need drug therapy, cutting the red tape that doctors say has impeded their ability to prescribe treatment medications for opioid addiction.


HealthPartners to study community health interventions

HealthPartners study to see if community workers affect heart outcomes.


Minnesota will get $85M in health care funding from White House

The state sued after feds sought to withhold support of the MinnesotaCare program.


Second measles case puts Minnesota officials back on alert

New infection underscores growing global threat.


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.