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

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

Powderhorn Lake scrubs out pollution

In the two-year update released Tuesday, 511 water bodies were added to the list, bringing the total to 3,643.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 05:52 AM

Plowing away the prairie, at a price

Farm policy and food demand are eating up a once-vast ecosystem, alarming conservationists.

Updated: September 24, 2012, - 11:07 AM

Groups sue to stop Minnesota wolf hunt

Two wildlife groups asked the state appeals court to block the hunt starting Nov. 3, arguing the DNR didn't seek adequate public input.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 11:34 AM

Open land falling to the plow

In the last four years, 37,000 square miles of prairie and wetlands were converted for crops, analysis finds.

Updated: August 06, 2012, - 10:53 PM

Supreme Court rejects pesticide trespass

State's justices said the organic farmers plaintiff can sue for negligence over contaminated crops.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 09:55 PM

$3.5 billion plan will protect Minnesota prairie

Ten leading conservation groups announced the ambitious project to preserve grassland and habitat.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 11:47 PM

Professors: Court erred on BWCA cell tower

They ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the Appeals Court decision to allow 450-foot structure in light of environmental rights act.

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 08:51 PM

Watch as scientists test for mercury in northeast Minnesota

Scientists are researching the cause of higher levels of mercury in northeast Minnesota.

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 08:18 PM

St. Charles highway for frac sand may imperil Amish way of life

The Amish say the truck traffic -- as many as 900 round trips a day -- on County Road 37 near St. Charles, Minn., wouldn't change their way of life -- it would destroy it.

Updated: July 12, 2012, - 08:20 PM

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