Josephine Marcotty

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7394
Josephine Marcotty is a medical writer and investigative reporter based on the Star Tribune’s health team. She specializes in coverage of reproductive health, transplant medicine and infectious diseases. 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

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

Group tracks airborne fungicide

Toxic chemical is found to have drifted far from where it's applied.

Updated: May 17, 2012, - 05:32 AM

District court upholds pollution rule to protect wild rice

The Chamber of Commerce had argued that the state's pollution standard was vague and not applied uniformly.

Updated: May 14, 2012, - 10:56 AM

May 5, 2012: Isolated wolves of Isle Royale in peril

Should naturalists intervene to restore a famous wolf population?

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Obituary: Moon Fong lived with grit, grace through tumult

The restaurant family matriarch witnessed a century from China to Minnesota, and died at age 97.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 06:54 PM

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