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

Obituary: Toni Ladenburg was devoted to underdogs - and to AA

Two years ago, a new relationship brought Toni Delacorte Ladenburg from Washington, D.C., to Stillwater. At the time, she told her brother she wasn't sure the relationship would last -- but that the move would.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 11:20 PM

North Shore mercury study to focus on infants, moms

Researchers hope to teach women which fish are safe to eat.

Updated: October 04, 2012, - 08:51 PM

EPA to launch study of mercury in Minnesota infants

$1.4 million grant to look at high levels in infants born around Lake Superior

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 06:16 PM

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

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