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

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

Scratch tickets power State Lottery to record sales

The much-hyped and addictive games will rake in $358 million this year; some worry they hurt the poor.

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 09:13 AM

INTERACTIVE: Explore lottery trends and winners

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Dermatologist banned from cosmetic surgery by state board

Three complaints led to the ban by a state board, which faced questions about discipline process.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:01 PM

No. 2: 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: January 21, 2013, - 12:06 PM

Retakes may explain some of Minnesota's math gains

Elementary and middle school students earned higher scores on a revamped statewide math test, but most also got to take it up to three times. Overall, math and reading scores were up across the board for third- through eighth-graders.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 06:11 AM

Child-care providers in Minnesota have two sets of rules

Home-based child-care providers operate with lighter regulation than large child-care centers.

Updated: July 16, 2012, - 03:35 PM

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