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

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

State OKs care jobs for former criminals

Two agencies granted thousands of exemptions to people convicted of disqualifying offenses, allowing them to work with state's most vulnerable people.

Updated: December 12, 2011, - 01:57 PM

Nearly half of state's schools don't make the grade

The state is pursuing waiver from No Child Left Behind, but lagging schools must still comply with what some call unfair sanctions.

Updated: September 30, 2011, - 09:41 PM

Statewide math scores disappointing

Teachers say the new state exam was much more rigorous. Reading scores were more encouraging.

Updated: September 15, 2011, - 06:47 AM

40% of offenders fail on supervised release in Minnesota

About 40 percent of Minnesota convicts who are let go from prison on supervised release either run from authorities or commit new crimes, a Star Tribune analysis of state corrections data shows.

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 07:28 PM

Cons pull vanishing act over and over

Even if convicts have fled supervised release before, Minnesota law requires them to be released on it again.

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 04:45 PM

Minnesota banks leaned on Fed during financial crisis

U.S. Bancorp of Minneapolis, TCF Financial Corp. of Wayzata, Home Federal Savings Bank of Rochester, Stearns Bank of St. Cloud and Highland Bank of St. Michael borrowed directly from the Fed's emergency-lending tool.

Updated: March 31, 2011, - 11:02 PM

Where are the jobs?

125 businesses got subsidies tied to job creation but didn't deliver.

Updated: March 30, 2011, - 09:23 AM

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