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

High-tech seeds yield big crops, but unhealthy landscape for bees

The highly complex seed combinations that Minnesota farmers find on the market are determined by interwoven licensing agreements among the companies that control the seeds and the companies that make the insecticides.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 11:12 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: September 16, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Bees at the Brink: Fields of green are a desert for bees

Farmers have few alternatives to the high-tech seeds that produce big crops — but also create an unhealthy landscape for...

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 12:04 PM

Part 2: Battle for our hearts and minds

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

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Sept. 28, 2013: Minnesota moose die from wolves, ticks, abandonment and disease

The first year of a landmark study found higher mortality rates than normal and listed several causes. Researchers say more work is needed.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 10:12 PM

Adversaries on what's killing bees battle for our hearts and minds

Neither side is waiting for conclusive science on what’s killing the honeybee. They’re taking their fight straight to the public in an intensifying battle for the support of the nation’s consumers.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers

The chemical, which has been linked to bee die-offs, has not been widely discovered in streams and rivers until now.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:01 PM

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