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

More Minnesota schools fall behind in math, reading

State test scores for math and reading are up, but not enough for No Child Left Behind law. Find your school's test scores.

Updated: July 01, 2009, - 05:49 AM

Justice is unequal in sex abuse

Those who molest family members get lighter sentences than outsiders, data show.

Updated: June 16, 2009, - 12:23 PM

Default surge: Misery by numbers

A deteriorating job market is blamed for a record amount of judgments in Minnesota in 2008, and 2009 might be worse.

Updated: March 07, 2009, - 06:30 PM

Suicide chat rooms: Dark attraction

A Minnesota nurse's possible ties to the suicide of a young Canadian woman may test the reach of the law online.

Updated: February 27, 2009, - 11:54 PM

Coleman link raises millionaire's low profile

The self-made businessman who hired Laurie Coleman has quietly supported Sen. Norm Coleman's political career. A lawsuit has spotlighted all three.

Updated: December 14, 2008, - 08:10 AM

For Franken, a math problem

Challenged ballots may offer the Senate challenger a path to overtaking Coleman, but numbers indicate it would be a tough route.

Updated: November 30, 2008, - 04:41 PM

Disputed ballots: Judge for yourself

You can join in the puzzling over scribbles and ovals and arrows.

Updated: November 28, 2008, - 09:17 PM

Wealthy donors pour millions into state causes

THE BILLION-DOLLAR CAMPAIGN: Minnesota's biggest political givers have concerns about money in politics, but donate anyway.

Updated: October 16, 2008, - 09:27 PM

Voter registrations soar in Minnesota

New registrations are skyrocketing in Minnesota. An analysis of the numbers would appear to reflect an apparent edge for the Democrats, particularly at the presidential level.

Updated: October 14, 2008, - 08:42 AM

Part I: Renegade riders

New laws and extra enforcement aren't keeping all-terrain vehicles from going off trails to damage fragile state lands.

Updated: September 15, 2008, - 08:12 PM

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