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 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

Aug.: State test scores show achievement gap persists

Minnesota students showed little overall improvement in reading, math or science, according to the latest batch of results from statewide, standardized tests taken by nearly 500,000 elementary and high school students this spring.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:32 AM

Political outside spending down in Minnesota so far this year

Gubernatorial and House races so far haven’t been affected by national financiers like in the past.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Minnesota Democrats have cash advantage

GOP leader acknowledges underfunding, but says it will energize his party.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Minnesota House control will hinge on a few close contests

The race between Democrat Will Morgan of Burnsville and Republican Roz Peterson of Lakeville is one of a cluster of seats that will bear the brunt of an epic multimillion-dollar fight to determine control of the House.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Health insurers must pay up or pay back

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to spend 80 to 85 percent of premiums on patient care.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 06:44 PM

Success around state propelled Jeff Johnson to GOP primary win

The Hennepin County commissioner successfully broadened his campaign for governor well beyond his home district, placing first or second in 63 of 87 counties.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 05:49 AM

More absentee balloting coming from DFL areas, analysis shows

Lack of early votes from GOP bastions could presage a low turnout for Tuesday's Minnesota gubernatorial primary.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 12:18 PM

Honour leads GOP cash race

Hopeful for governor spending his own money has as much cash as three rivals combined.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 11:28 AM

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