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

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

Overcrowded day cares in state are 'a recipe for disaster'

When care providers take too many children, dangers multiply. Several sites of child-care deaths had been cited for capacity violations.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 10:34 AM

Special report: Asleep at day care and in deadly peril

More Minnesota children are dying in day care, mostly at in-home providers.

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 10:41 AM

New law will reveal more on doctors

Besides access to more data, patients will get quicker response to complaints. A bill that pushes the state medical board for more accountability and transparency is signed into law.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 06:59 AM

Bill to disclose malpractice data gets scaled back

Minnesota Medical Association pushed to exclude court settlements.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 10:31 PM

State panel: Public deserves more information about physician misconduct

Lawmakers propose bills that would increase access to adverse actions against doctors.

Updated: February 27, 2012, - 11:04 AM

Feb. 17: U.S. senators ask for more oversight of medical boards

Minnesota lawmakers also are reconsidering how the state's board regulates and disciplines doctors.

Updated: February 17, 2012, - 10:20 AM

Has your doctor been disciplined?

A complete list of board actions against licensed physicians in Minnesota since 2000, plus 46 actions taken by other states.

Updated: February 09, 2012, - 04:24 PM

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