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 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

State's jails fail inmates with mental illness, with deadly consequences

At least 35 inmates have committed suicide in Minnesota’s county jails since 2000 — nearly a third of them with known psychiatric problems. Another 27 inmates killed themselves in state prisons.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 03:11 PM

Minnesota campaign finance regulators' database isn't adding up

Database errors worth as much as $20 million over past decade make it difficult to track flow of donations.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 10:42 PM

Minnesota will bar up to 107 nurses with criminal histories

The state Department of Human Services acted after the Star Tribune presented it with the names of 294 actively licensed nurses who have convictions, ranging from criminal sexual conduct to assault to fraud, that by law would appear to disqualify them from working with patients.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 07:36 AM

In rural Minnesota, mental health safety net is in limbo

Across Minnesota, help for the acutely mentally ill often means the ER — or jail.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Sept. 8: Hundreds with mental illness languish in Minnesota jails

Across Minnesota, judges, attorneys and sheriffs describe a system that, in effect, criminalizes the mentally ill because of backlogs in the state commitment process and a shortage of psychiatric beds.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Spending on Minn. legislative races has doubled in 10 years

A Star Tribune analysis shows campaign spending for House and Senate seats have doubled over the past decade, making Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey, above, a living example of what can happen.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:13 AM

Aug. 27, 2013: Math gain in Minneapolis

Math scores also dip but educators cautioned the scores aren’t easily comparable to last year.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 01:27 PM

INTERACTIVE: Check your provider’s licensing history

UPDATED 8/2/2013 - To see if your child care provider has been sanctioned by the State of Minnesota, use the...

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 10:40 AM

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