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

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

DNR wants carp barrier at lock near Fort Snelling

But officials ruled out using electricity to block the invasive fish from reaching waters farther north.

Updated: January 03, 2013, - 09:42 PM

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