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

Federal funding for bike routes pays off in Twin Cities

Four areas that shared $100 million saw growth in biking and walking, with less pollution. spent on health care

Updated: May 04, 2012, - 02:57 PM

Minneapolis taps MPCA head to be city coordinator

Paul Aasen, commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, was on a Republican "watch list" of Dayton appointees at the Legislature.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 07:53 PM

Report shows dirty air at dangerous levels in Twin Cities

Ramsey County, one of seven counties tracked for particulate matter, got an F for the first time since the Lung Association began compiling the annual report.

Updated: April 25, 2012, - 11:56 AM

Minnesota ethanol plant fined $800,000

State pollution regulators say penalties are having an effect.

Updated: April 20, 2012, - 10:47 PM

Eagle count critical for Red Wing wind farm permit

Number could determine whether federal license will be given. The issue has stalled the project near Red Wing.

Updated: April 18, 2012, - 09:44 PM

BWCA cellphone tower fight is back in court

A cellphone tower that AT&T seeks to erect near the wilderness area has raised a significant challenge to a state environmental law.

Updated: April 05, 2012, - 09:44 AM

Pesticide, EPA faulted in bee die-off

In a spring ritual as old as life itself, Steve Ellis' bees return to their hives day after day loaded with pollen from the dandelions and flowering trees that are in full bloom across central Minnesota.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 11:06 PM

Invasive species war spills into court

As efforts to fight zebra mussels and other invasives heat up, some argue that a Minnesota birthright is at stake: Unfettered access to lakes and rivers.

Updated: March 25, 2012, - 02:33 AM

Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses

Herbicide-resistant crops can withstand Roundup, which kills monarchs' preferred nesting plant.

Updated: March 16, 2012, - 09:37 PM

Energy boom's uncertain cost

Hydro-fracking spawns a new Minnesota industry - and fears about its effects. Nearly 50 mining operations have opened nearby in the past few years, producing enough sand to send 54,000 semitrailer trucks rumbling down Winona's main street in a year.

Updated: March 11, 2012, - 11:16 PM

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