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

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

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

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