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

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

Minimum standards mean less discipline

Despite lawsuits and loss of surgical privileges, one doctor wasn't suspended until he failed to accept supervision.

Updated: February 06, 2012, - 04:42 PM

Feb. 6: State fails to offer full disclosure

Minnesota's medical board doesn't provide access to malpractice awards and other records that are readily available in other states.

Updated: February 06, 2012, - 03:59 PM

Feb. 5: Doctors who err escape penalties

The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice often shies away from punishing doctors whose mistakes harm patients or who demonstrate a pattern of substandard care, a Star Tribune investigation has found.

Updated: February 05, 2012, - 12:12 PM

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