Josephine Marcotty

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7394
Josephine Marcotty writes about nature and the environment for the Star Tribune. 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

Climate change is a culprit in walleye's decline

As state’s lakes warm, walleye’s cold water prey fish lose ground, and resort owners pay price.

Updated: May 02, 2015, - 09:50 PM

Half of S. Minn. waters found too polluted for safe swimming, fishing

Pollution pervasive in southern Minnesota, and growing worse, but waters in the state’s central and northeast regions are much cleaner.

Updated: April 30, 2015, - 05:33 AM

Minnesota's St. Louis River on 10 'most endangered' list

The St. Louis, the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior and an important wildlife breeding ground, is already contaminated with...

Updated: April 29, 2015, - 12:24 PM

Dayton halts moose research over animals' deaths

Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday put an end to Minnesota’s ambitious moose research project out of concern that it is harming the animals it’s designed to help.

Updated: April 28, 2015, - 11:55 PM

What if studying moose calves in Minnesota puts them at risk?

High rate of radio-collared calf deaths could halt study of decline

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 12:57 PM

Isle Royale wolf population plummets to three

The closely watched wolf population on Isle Royale National Park has dropped to just three — the lowest number recorded since scientists began tracking them more than 50 years ago and a sign that without human intervention, they will likely soon vanish from the island altogether.

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 12:24 PM

McCollum bill would restrict mining near Minnesota's BWCA

Though it has slim chance of becoming law, the bill escalates a contentious environmental fight over a new and risky type of mining.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 10:10 PM

In Minnesota, buffer strips are rallying cry for cleaner water

His proposal might be stalled, but the ancient way of protecting water supplies is making a comeback.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 02:28 PM

In Minnesota, buffer strips are rallying cry for cleaner water

Gov. Dayton's proposal might be stalled, but the ancient way of protecting water supplies is making a comeback.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 06:27 PM

New protections for northern long-eared bats on the radar

To slow the spread of white-nose syndrome, federal agency wants to restrict logging near breeding areas.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 12:03 AM

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