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

To fight Twin Cities smog, give up that lawn mower, diesel buses?

Unless Twin Cities residents get serious about giving up old lawn mowers, wood-burning stoves and diesel engines, the state of Minnesota could face costs of up to $240 million a year to meet tough new federal clean air requirements.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 09:30 AM

Minnesota's BWCA and Kawishiwi make list of most endangered rivers

Groups cite copper mining plans in calling South Kawishiwi endangered.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 09:37 AM

Million-gallon cow manure spill fouls Root River tributaries

A cold spring has aggravated spills and runoff problems.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 09:09 PM

U finds cancer risk grows with years on taconite job

But the five-year, $5 million study doesn’t fully answer question of whether the needle-shaped fibers in taconite dust are linked...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 04:06 PM

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

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