Josephine Marcotty

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7394
Josephine Marcotty is a medical writer and investigative reporter based on the Star Tribune’s health team. She specializes in coverage of reproductive health, transplant medicine and infectious diseases. Marcotty holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. She came to the Star Tribune in 1979 and has worked as a business reporter and as a health and science editor. She became a medical writer in 1999. Her work on the series “Your Choice: Health Care’s New Era,” received a National Headliner Award in 2009. She was honored by the Minnesota Associated Press in 2003 for “Cory’s Legacy,” the story of a transplant. She has received numerous awards for her coverage of mental illness in Minnesota. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Marcotty was a reporter at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio.

Recent content from Josephine Marcotty

Iron Range rebellion halted wild rice initiative

Gov. Mark Dayton and top state pollution officials abruptly reversed a decision to publicly affirm a water-quality rule designed to protect wild rice after Iron Range legislators intervened in late February, according to internal records.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:06 AM

Pesticides that hurt bees don't help farmers, study finds

Neonicotinoid, common pesticide associated with bee die-off, doesn’t help yields, according to an environmental group's analysis.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Pellet gun felled Isabelle the wolf

One of the famous Isle Royale wolves, she had recently crossed the ice to the mainland.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 06:22 PM

REVIEW: 'The Ogallala Road,' by Julene Bair

NONFICTION: A third-generation farmer in the Kansas grasslands tries to work the land without contributing to its demise.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:08 PM

Pellet gun felled Isabelle, the wolf that escaped Isle Royale

The 5-year-old lone wolf left Isle Royale for the mainland on an ice bridge that formed on Lake Superior this...

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 10:37 AM

PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minn. gets cautious EPA approval

After four years and $22 million, PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper mine in northeastern Minnesota cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave plans for the controversial project a passing grade.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Feb. 26: Wild rice protections costly

Next week, in a decision with far-reaching implications for the state’s mining industry and the preservation of its most famous plant, state pollution officials are expected to announce their recommendation for a “sulfate standard” — how much mineral salt Minnesota industries can discharge into the clear, calm waters across the state where wild rice likes to grow.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers takes DNR dispute to court

State says his bears are a risk to humans around Ely.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Feb. 21: Minn. Poll: Nearly half favor PolyMet mine

Among Minnesotans who have an opinion on the issue, the largest group supports approval for a controversial copper mine proposed...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 06:06 AM

Bald eagles win a round vs. Red Wing wind farm

Wind turbines won't sprout near Red Wing for at least a year, state regulators decide.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:36 PM

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