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 campaign donations shifting to big bucks

The state’s suspension of refunds for small-dollar contributions is seen as one of the primary reasons.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Gov. Dayton leads GOP rivals in campaign cash dash

GOP campaigns are amassing millions of dollars to influence the gubernatorial election.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 09:27 AM

Minnesota Republican convention done, race for cash is heating up

“We are probably going to need to raise a million bucks to win the primary,” candidate for governor Jeff Johnson...

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:32 PM

Minnesota mega-donors pour money into 2014 elections

Courts shredded restrictions on giving, and now big-dollar donors are free to give as much as they want to Minnesota’s parties and political action committees ahead of this year's elections.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Minnesota specialists are big winners of Medicare money

First report of doctor payments offers insights into care patterns.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:30 AM

Feb. 11: Minnesota learning gap is still too large

Most Minnesota schools still have a lot of work to do to cut the disparity between white and minority students’ proficiency in reading and math in half by 2017, according to new data released by the state Department of Education.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Same-sex vote risk paid off for Minnesota House members

Some House members who voted in favor of Minnesota’s marriage equality law have at least doubled the cash they raised...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Minnesota campaign finance data errors reach $26 million

The Star Tribune's analysis turned up $20 million in problems. Regulators found an additional $6 million in an extra year of digging.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:55 AM

Minnesota political spending concentrated in few hands

More than half of $53 million spent in state in recent years came from just three dozen sources. Among the DFL heavyweights are Alida Messinger, above.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Lawmakers probe problems with state campaign finance data

Legislators demand donation records be made accurate and transparent.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:58 PM

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