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

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

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

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