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

Minnesota state government won't buy antibacterial soaps

Minnesota agencies won’t be allowed to buy products containing triclosan due to concern about contaminants it creates in lakes and...

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 11:02 AM

Eagles win a round as PUC delays wind farm near Red Wing

But a fight over the Goodhue County project will go on through a new review to resolve legal, financial and...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 10:11 PM

Minnesota power plants cut mercury in half

State is ahead of Legislature’s schedule for pollution controls.

Updated: February 18, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Wildlife groups sue to get wolf back on protected list

States haven't taken steps to adequately defend the species, activists say.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 08:09 PM

John Ohlfest taken by cancer, his familiar foe

John Ohlfest had lofty goals -- he wanted to cure the incurable and change the practice of medicine.

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 07:31 PM

State moose population dives by a third in annual count

Alarmed, the DNR suspends hunts indefinitely as researchers scramble to learn what is decimating the animals.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Cosmetics ingredient tainting state lakes

Toxins created by popular antibiotic are widespread and worrisome, study says.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 03:22 PM

Feds decide Goodhue County wind project's eagle toll is OK

The ruling allows the disputed energy farm to pursue permit.

Updated: January 17, 2013, - 06:53 AM

Minnesota legislators and scientists team up on climate change

Five researchers described the environmental challenges ahead.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 05:37 AM

GPS will help biologists address decline of moose

Starting this month, some of Minnesota's few remaining moose will become the most intensely studied of all ungulates, when the state launches a major research project designed to figure out why they are rapidly dying out.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 07:38 AM

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