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

Minnesota drops out of St. Louis River mercury project

The decision to abandon the mercury pollution plan dismays tribe and feds.

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 11:01 PM

Wolf advocates claim Minnesota neglected their concerns

Plaintiffs say rules for hunt were set without hearings. DNR says online survey was sufficient.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 01:54 AM

Carp DNA in Minnesota rivers turns out to be false alarm

New analysis of water samples may mean Minnesota has more time to build defenses against the invasion of the voracious...

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 01:52 AM

Number of monarchs migrating to Mexico plunges

Agriculture, drought and development affect population.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Agricultural drainage widening Minnesota rivers

Research is latest to show impact of agriculture on state’s landscape.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:11 PM

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

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