Glenn Howatt

Editor | Computer-Assisted Reporting
Phone: 612-673-7192
Glenn Howatt joined the Star Tribune’s business section in May 1990. He was a co-winner of a 2004 Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award for coverage of questionable medical and business practices of a Roseville-based cancer center. As the computer-assisted reporting editor, he specializes in acquiring and analyzing data that leads to investigative journalism. Howatt holds two master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: one in urban geography and the other in journalism. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Howatt previously worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul CityBusiness, now the Business Journal.

Recent content from Glenn Howatt

Minnesota falters in fight against home care fraud

Once a leader in preventing Medicaid theft, Minnesota now lags in prosecuting fraudulent home-care workers.

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 06:43 AM

Party-hopping voters drove Minnesota's results

Nearly 450,000 voters — about a quarter of the electorate — chose one party’s candidate for a state House seat, but then switched to pick a different party’s candidate for U.S. Senate or governor.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Minnesotans are voting at rate of 10,000 ballots a day

In record numbers for a midterm election, Minnesotans are using absentee ballot and mail voting to cement their choices well before most polls open.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 07:16 AM

Funding the U.S. Senate race

The U.S. Senate race between DFL incumbent Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden has drawn donations from across the...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 06:52 AM

State's U.S. Senate race brings cash from coast to coast

Both candidates have drawn major sums from far beyond Minnesota.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Cash pouring into Minnesota races as election draw close

Johnson equals Dayton’s $2M haul this year; totals mount for House races.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 05:30 AM

In search of change, sex offenders at Moose Lake run for office

Group at Moose Lake center aims to elect up to eight offenders to city and county positions.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:30 PM

Minnesota absentee ballots largely from regular voters, Democratic areas

Analysis also shows more early votes from Democratic areas.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Minnesota absentee voters so far tend to be older and from Democratic areas

So far, only about one-third of absentee ballots have come from areas that lean heavily Republican.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Jan. 20, 2013: Murderous 'monster' acquires an arsenal, exposing loopholes in laws, background checks

The Oberender case exposes loopholes in national gun laws and Minnesota's background checks.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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