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

Should locals have power to stall controversial projects?

Bill would limit citizens' ability to delay controversial projects. Legislation would limit the power of local activists to stall big projects.

Updated: February 21, 2012, - 10:38 PM

MPCA fines Northshore Mining $240,175 for dust

The company's Silver Bay taconite-processing plant emitted excessive dust about 30 times over 12 months.

Updated: February 16, 2012, - 10:14 PM

Quest for data slows copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes

EPA urges a thorough look at potential environmental effects of the mine in a wild and scenic corner of Minnesota.

Updated: February 10, 2012, - 09:40 PM

Legacy funds being used to cover cuts in conservation

Critics say the shift is a misinterpretation of voters' will in passing amendment.

Updated: February 07, 2012, - 11:14 PM

High levels of mercury found in North Shore babies

Blood samples showed surprisingly elevated concentrations.

Updated: February 02, 2012, - 11:04 PM

Major study finds child immune risks from PFCs

Compound found in east metro water linked to weaker immunity.

Updated: January 25, 2012, - 11:31 PM

Wind farm will seek permit to legally kill eagles

Turbines planned near Red Wing would endanger protected species.

Updated: January 23, 2012, - 08:37 AM

Minnesota launches Mississippi River cleanup effort

The project will offer farmers incentives to clean up runoff, but critics say voluntary efforts haven't worked. Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to announce Minnesota's leading role in the project today.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 09:26 AM

Obituary: Joseph Lapensky earned respect as NWA's quiet, effective leader

He led Northwest Airlines through turbulent times for the industry without ever seeking the spotlight.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 11:45 PM

DNR has many goals in plans for wolf hunt

The state is planning its first hunting season, and will begin conservatively. A test of Minnesota’s ability to manage the iconic predator.

Updated: January 07, 2012, - 04:00 PM

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