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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.


Minnesota could initially receive COVID-19 vaccine for 24,000

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota health care workers and long-term care residents have been designated as being the highest priority for getting the shot, leaving state officials with tough choices to make.


Drug overdose deaths in Minn. jumped 30% in first half of 2020

Health officials said synthetic opioids were responsible for much of the increase.


State's November spike might lead to Christmas restrictions

Although some indicators have inched down from highs earlier in November, health officials echoed warnings about a continued COVID-19 surge and said the state could face restrictions for the Christmas holiday.


Beverly Nilsson, nurse and educator, dies at 89

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Resurgent COVID-19 is racing through Minn. senior homes

The latest wave of infections is hitting many smaller, rural facilities with staffing shortages.


Fewer Minn. children receiving mental health care during pandemic

More therapy is moving to telehealth visits.


68 new COVID-19 deaths, 6,812 new cases in Minnesota

As counts of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to set records nearly every day, health officials are warning that the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday could accelerate spread of the virus.


November on track to be state's deadliest month for COVID-19

Minnesota is averaging 33 deaths a day and has reached unseen death counts six days this month. November already accounts for 20% of the 3,082 deaths so far.


Record 72 COVID-19 deaths, 7,877 more cases in Minnesota

The unprecedented number of COVID-19 deaths continued Thursday with another 72 fatalities and 7,877 cases announced by state health officials.