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

A broken neck - and no clear answers

A finding of maltreatment was dropped after nursing home appealed.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:50 PM

An innovative approach to making homes safer

A St. Cloud nursing home has reduced falls with high-tech gear, individualized care plans and consistent staffing.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:49 PM

Last of 3 parts: No easy solutions

Some say more staffing, better training would help reduce falls.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:47 PM

Part 2: Sanctions not tough

Few fall-related deaths are fully investigated by state regulators. This is the second part of a three-part series. Part 1: Deadly falls

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:47 PM

Part 1: Deadly falls

More than 100 Minnesotans die each year after suffering falls in nursing homes. Few deaths are fully investigated by the state, and serious penalties for violations are rare.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:46 PM

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

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