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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.

Fentanyl pushes Minnesota drug overdose deaths up 27%

The onset of the coronavirus last year led many treatment and outreach resources to shut down, limiting access.

Minnesota to send 40% of COVID-19 vaccine doses to hard-hit communities

CDC study confirms effectiveness of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against hospitalization

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.

COVID-19 vaccination rates fall short in parts of Minnesota

First-vaccination rates still below 40% in eight counties in Minnesota.

1,197 more Minnesota COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

State could reach 2.5 million Minnesotans vaccinated with one dose this week

1,367 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths reported in Minnesota

Young Minnesotans account for 23% of new cases

Minnesota's COVID-19 case rates have grown 25 days in a row

The state's test positivity rate and hospitalization growth rate are also at levels that public officials consider to be warning signs.

State's COVID-19 hospitalizations almost double February totals

Some evidence suggests that highly infectious and possibly more serious COVID-19 variants are also responsible, sickening those at younger ages who would have otherwise not needed medical care.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds to become COVID vaccination site

Gov. Tim Walz and FEMA announced Monday that shots will begin at the Falcon Heights location on April 14.