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. Her work includes coverage of an impotence clinic that was overdosing patients with drugs for erectile dysfunction, sending them to the emergency room; misconduct and conflicts of interest at the University of Minnesota Medical School; an examination of the growth in palliative care and a series on the infertility industry. 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.
Company stopped using the compounds, but they still affect Twin Cities sewage plants.
Updated: October 13, 2011, - 11:23 PM
A study led by a University of Minnesota researcher and published online Wednesday by the journal Nature provides a snapshot of the perilous state of the world's food system -- and how it has changed the face of the planet.
Updated: October 12, 2011, - 11:15 PM
Some Great Lakes species show higher levels, even though toxic emissions have declined overall.
Updated: October 11, 2011, - 08:54 PM
Angry over crop losses, the Faribault County man destroyed thousands of protected pelican eggs and chicks. He had his first court date Thursday.
Updated: October 07, 2011, - 10:27 AM
Landowners near Ely have six months to try to change state law.
Updated: October 05, 2011, - 11:54 PM
Old law says state can award drilling rights on private property. State's huge copper deposits have attracted mining companies, to the distress of some landowners.
Updated: October 04, 2011, - 10:57 PM
The North Woods is being targeted for lucrative, but dangerous, mineral mining.
Updated: September 30, 2011, - 01:10 PM
One of the most ambitious loon research projects ever conducted will allow bird lovers to track 13 young Minnesota loons as they make their way south to warmer climes.
Updated: September 29, 2011, - 02:21 AM
Longtime lawyer pursued his passions to the fullest.
Updated: September 27, 2011, - 09:04 PM