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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.


Minn. achieves 'moonshot' goal, hitting capacity for 20K tests

This week, the state will surpass the milestone of more than 600,000 tests processed since the pandemic began. That's roughly 10% of the state's population, although some people have been tested more than once.


19 new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota; Mower County emerges as hot spot

Mower County has emerged as a new hot spot for confirmed cases, with more than 80 additional infections detected this week for a total of 744 cases since the pandemic began.


Minnesota schools get more COVID guidance on start this fall

State officials have offered guidelines for three potential scenarios for the new school year.


Long-awaited COVID-19 drug remdesivir arrives in Minnesota

Donated by the manufacturer and distributed by federal and state governments, the antiviral drug is still in short supply.


Minnesota seeing fewer new COVID-19 cases, deaths in June

COVID-19 has claimed 12 more lives and has been discovered in another 419 Minnesotans.


19 more deaths with 352 new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota

Health officials are monitoring the growth in cases, following a gradual reopening of houses of worship and some businesses.


Walz loosening restrictions on restaurants, salons, gyms, pools June 10

Gov. Tim Walz has loosened restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, allowing for limited indoor dining, indoor entertainment, fitness club usage and outdoor entertainment of up to 250 people, starting Wednesday.


Feds: More than half of Minnesota nursing homes have COVID-19 cases

Six of the state's nursing homes have lost more than 50 residents to the coronavirus.


Minnesota government health insurance rolls grow with high unemployment

Many people don't enroll in public health insurance programs immediately after they become unemployed.