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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.


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


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

Young Minnesotans account for 23% of new cases


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.


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

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


Minnesota offers financial assistance to older children who lost foster care benefits

An estimated 770 youth who have aged out or are close to it would be eligible for assistance.


COVID-19 pandemic fuels telehealth expansion

Emergency changes in telehealth rules likely to outlast pandemic.


Minnesota tops 1,700 new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day

More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered this month.


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Gov. Tim Walz will make the announcement on Friday. Vaccinators will be asked to prioritize shots to those with high COVID-19 risk.