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

Can we save bison by eating them?

A small but growing number of bison producers — including billionaire-turned-philanthropist Ted Turner — want to preserve the great landscapes of the west by changing how America gets its protein.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 10:33 PM

Houston County considers frac-sand ban; would be first in Minn.

Scenic river bluffs, trout streams are top concerns.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 11:45 PM

Forests give way to fields, part of high-stakes transformation

The forests of central Minnesota are being cleared at an accelerating pace. Regulators are scrambling to protect them and the large watershed draining into the upper Mississippi.

Updated: February 01, 2015, - 09:19 AM

Dayton wants tougher water and wildlife protection law

Gov. Dayton proposes more, and better enforced, buffer strips along lakes and rivers.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 01:14 AM

Part 1: Nature's dying migrant workers

Bees are dying due to insecticides, parasites and changes in farming, and that threatens nation's fruit and vegetable crops.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:10 PM

U.S. Ag Department gives $26 million to Minnesota environmental projects

$26 million targets flood control, water quality and songbird protection.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 08:22 PM

EPA pushes state for tougher limits on Minntac's Iron Range waste pit

Plans to manage pollution leaking from Minntac’s tailings basin don’t go far enough, agency says.

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 04:54 PM

Obituary: Audrey Huber graduated from high school at age 73

Audrey Huber practically levitated across the stage on the day she received her high school diploma — handed to her...

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 08:18 PM

Flu in Minnesota still widespread, 'vigorous'

The weekly update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 577 people have been hospitalized for influenza so far during the 2014 flu season.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Federal court ruling on wolves could take years to clarify

The federal government may have to start over in devising a plan to protect them in the Upper Midwest and beyond before the state is allowed to resume its three-year-old hunting season.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 03:48 PM

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