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

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

Court ruling allows state's first managed wolf hunt to be held

The complaint by two wildlife groups challenging the amount of public input, however, will continue

Updated: October 11, 2012, - 07:04 AM

Obituary: Toni Ladenburg was devoted to underdogs - and to AA

Two years ago, a new relationship brought Toni Delacorte Ladenburg from Washington, D.C., to Stillwater. At the time, she told her brother she wasn't sure the relationship would last -- but that the move would.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 11:20 PM

North Shore mercury study to focus on infants, moms

Researchers hope to teach women which fish are safe to eat.

Updated: October 04, 2012, - 08:51 PM

EPA to launch study of mercury in Minnesota infants

$1.4 million grant to look at high levels in infants born around Lake Superior

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 06:16 PM

Sept. 27: Mississippi River at its healthiest in a generation

Findings released Thursday show that decades of effort have reduced the flow of industrial pollutants, storm water runoff and human waste.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 11:53 PM

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