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

Wildfire smoke sparks air alert in Twin Cities

A warm sunny day combined with southwest winds carrying wildfire smoke from the west are expected to raise ozone levels to near unhealthy levels on Wednesday in the Twin Cities and Rochester, the state Pollution Control Agency announced.

Updated: June 26, 2012, - 08:54 PM

Wind farm doesn't have to follow setback rules

Court said state officials had good cause to disregard.

Updated: June 25, 2012, - 11:38 PM

Cell tower near BWCA gets OK from appeals court

Appeals court ruling has scenic implications for BWCA visitors.

Updated: June 18, 2012, - 10:26 PM

Riddle of decline in Isle Royale wolves is solved

The bodies of three wolves were found in an abandoned mine shaft.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 10:43 PM

Cougars move to reclaim the Midwest

New count shows that 178 have passed through from the west to the east, but females are few and far between.

Updated: June 14, 2012, - 12:45 PM

Wis. sand-mine spills cause call for penalties against Minn. firms

Wisconsin regulators are seeking civil penalties against Minnesota-based mine operators for two large sand spills, a first taste of the kind of environmental risks that accompany the gold rush of frac sand mining underway in both states.

Updated: June 12, 2012, - 12:10 PM

Minnesota PCA accused of allowing lake pollution

Lawsuit says problems stem from Alexandria sewage plant.

Updated: June 05, 2012, - 10:54 PM

Battle waged over mining firms' plans in northern Minnesota

Mineral riches - and risky byproducts - lie in northern Minn. Environmentalists want Minnesotans paying attention to proposed mines. The companies say discussion is healthy.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 11:22 PM

Entry into Ely scarred in wildfire's aftermath

The lush green forest was devastated in the blaze just south of the Boundary Waters gateway, and will take years to recover.

Updated: May 19, 2012, - 12:45 AM

Ely beats back a wildfire that crept to edge of town

The fire, sparked by a downed power line, threatened the northern tourist town, prompting a hurried evacuation.

Updated: May 18, 2012, - 08:28 AM

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