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

Cosmetics ingredient tainting state lakes

Toxins created by popular antibiotic are widespread and worrisome, study says.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 03:22 PM

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

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