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 jail for being in debt

You committed no crime, but an officer is knocking on your door. More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts.

Updated: March 17, 2011, - 04:40 PM

Phantom debts, real anguish

Courts impose few burdens of proof on firms seeking to collect old debts. Some people are threatened with jail for debts they don't owe.

Updated: March 17, 2011, - 04:39 PM

Criminals land jobs as debt collectors

Criminals often lie to get into the debt collections industry. Despite a Minnesota law, rapists thieves and other offenders are cleared to work as collectors -- with access to financial data.

Updated: December 12, 2010, - 04:36 PM

St. Louis County makes us wait on election night

An analysis shows it's more than just legend: Voting results from the heavily DFL county consistently come in late.

Updated: October 31, 2010, - 10:01 PM

Fugitive hunters

A small squad of Department of Corrections officers takes to the streets to catch those who have fled from supervised release.

Updated: September 01, 2010, - 09:07 AM

The numbers behind Dayton’s win

It was an unusual way to win the DFL primary for governor: Lose big in the metro area and ride high Up North, especially with the votes of senior citizens and blue-collar workers.

Updated: August 12, 2010, - 01:38 PM

Billed for 32-hour work days? State pays anyway

There are only 24 hours in a day, but not always when it comes to submitting home care bills to the state of Minnesota. Checks based on impossible work hours have been paid.

Updated: May 26, 2010, - 11:19 AM

DWI drivers who kill can get off easy

In nearly 60 percent of cases calling for four years in prison, drivers serve a year or less in jail.

Updated: March 24, 2010, - 09:48 AM

Recall erodes Toyota trust, resale prices

Toyota's Prius brake problems put the automaker's reputation for quality further at risk.

Updated: February 09, 2010, - 08:56 PM

Minnesota confronts fatal falls in nursing homes

Chief regulator Darcy Miner acknowledged that the state was essentially "giving a bye" to nursing homes when it didn't cite deficiencies in cases of neglect.

Updated: January 22, 2010, - 06:11 AM

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