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

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

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

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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