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

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

Race is on to tame mercury poisoning

Controlling the dangerous pollutant could have big consequences for the state's tourism and mining industries.

Updated: July 01, 2012, - 08:45 AM

Flood's mud clouds Lake Superior

Scientists are studying the long-term implications because big storms are more common.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 05:24 AM

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

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