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.


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.


Ellison: State attorney general's office should fight Trump on health care

Competing candidates also weigh in on election issues.


New Medicare card coming to Minnesotans in July

The card, in a national fraud prevention measure, will no longer include a Social Security number.


New shingles vaccine in short supply at Minnesota clinics

There has been a run on the new vaccine, which is about twice as effective as an older version.


Growing 'PRIDE Study' aims to improve LGBTQ health care

Instead of getting health care advice from her doctor, Nathalie Crowley, a transgender woman, has found herself being the one who does the teaching."A lot…


Disease detectives get new tool to fight food-borne bugs

Minnesota Health Department lab can run a single test that will detect up to 22 different types of bacteria, viruses and parasites.


Three dozen Minnesotans sickened by food parasite in 2 separate outbreaks

Two separate outbreaks were linked to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis and Kwik Trip stores statewide.


Blue Cross mental health cuts leave some Minn. clinics struggling

The health insurer cut therapy rates at the same time it asked clinics to return payments made in error.


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

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members approved the new contract Monday.