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Glenn Howatt has been with the Star Tribune since 1990 where he has specialized in health care reporting and data journalism.

Howatt is a recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for a series of stories exposing deaths of children in under-regulated day care homes. He was also a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Local Reporting for a series on Minnesota's dehumanizing treatment of the disabled. He also received the Gerald Loeb Award in 2011 for reporting on the debt collection industry and in 2015 for reporting on the home health care industry, which also received the 2015 Barlett and Steele Silver Award. He holds a master's of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied urban geography. He also has a journalism master of arts degree from the same institution where he specialized in the use of Census data by newspapers.

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.

Federal health officials broaden definition of COVID-19 exposure risk

Officials say flu season and ongoing pandemic could strain hospital capacity this winter.

'COVID fatigue is real': 20 more deaths, 1,574 new cases in Minnesota

COVID fatigue is fueling the spread of the coronavirus in Minnesota

Minn. health officials link rise in virus deaths, accelerating spread

Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm noted that the pandemic has entered a new phase, moving beyond urban areas into rural parts of the state.

35 new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota, largest number since May

Most of the new deaths were among people in long-term care facilities.

Salvation Army outbreak sickens a third of those at conference

Twenty Salvation Army staff from Minnesota and North Dakota tested positive for COVID-19 after 62 people attended a recent conference in northern Minnesota, underscoring how easily the virus can spread.

COVID-19 case growth outpaces testing in Minnesota as holidays approach

For 12 consecutive days, Minnesota has seen more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, with 1,632 new cases announced Monday.

2,297 new COVID-19 cases set daily record in Minnesota

Friday's case count is 50% higher than the last daily record of 1,516 cases last Saturday. The surge comes on a substantial increase in testing, and includes few backlogged cases.

19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,169 new cases in Minnesota

The pandemic has claimed 2,199 lives in Minnesota.

East Bethel behavioral center cited for violating state, federal regulations

State investigators found the facility lacked safeguards to protect the adolescents in its care.