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

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

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

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