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

Flu surge has Minnesota health officials worried

The sudden, early spike of cases hints at a severe flu season.

Updated: January 02, 2013, - 07:20 AM

In harnessing the land, Iowa farmer's model also preserves it

An Iowa farmer has carved out a middle ground between the extremes of organic purism and the chemically intensive agriculture that is the norm in the Midwest.

Updated: December 29, 2012, - 07:33 AM

Minnesotans pay a price for crop fertilizer at the faucet

As crops spread, some land can no longer cleanse nitrates from groundwater. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now devising a range of solutions.

Updated: December 23, 2012, - 06:45 AM

Dec. 11: Minnesota's moose takes first step on path to 'endangered'

One of Minnesota's iconic animals has seen its population drop by almost half since 2005 as researchers try to identify causes.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 11:43 PM

Mining firm says land is a gold, copper 'juggernaut'

But questions remain on the potential pollution from mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters.

Updated: December 04, 2012, - 11:57 PM

6 meetings planned in Minn. to talk about the environment

Six gatherings on the environment will be held in the state as regulators seek input from citizens on ways to make improvements.

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 06:25 AM

Those bugs 'are going to outsmart us'

As nature adapts to chemicals and genetically engineered seeds, farmers face new threats.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 06:41 AM

Bees and butterflies in mysterious decline

The impact of chemicals and GMO seeds may not be confined to farmers' fields.

Updated: November 23, 2012, - 09:29 PM

The muddy Minnesota River comes back to life

A decade-long cleanup effort has cut phosphorous levels, making the river healthier for fish and plants.

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Oct. 16: Animal groups file to block wolf hunts in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Officials deny mismanagement as the Humane Society and the Fund for Animals fight de-listing.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 02:23 PM

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