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. Her work includes coverage of an impotence clinic that was overdosing patients with drugs for erectile dysfunction, sending them to the emergency room; misconduct and conflicts of interest at the University of Minnesota Medical School; an examination of the growth in palliative care and a series on the infertility industry. 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.
Resort could get OK to draw more water from Poplar River.
Updated: May 12, 2011, - 09:22 PM
A conscientious objector during World War II, Donald Woodward became a minister and hospital chaplain.
Updated: May 10, 2011, - 09:31 PM
Skeptics ask whether hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on the right strategies to clean up the river.
Updated: May 10, 2011, - 10:23 AM
A sugar beet plant near Renville has a long history of fines from the state for draining pollutants into the Minnesota River.
Updated: May 07, 2011, - 10:45 PM
Some communities are trying to change the manicured-lawn mindset to reduce chemical runoff.
Updated: May 02, 2011, - 07:56 AM
A 27-pound bighead caught in the St. Croix River this week is a sign of a feared disastrous invasion.
Updated: April 20, 2011, - 11:37 PM
Sediment from Minnesota's farm country threatens to choke off life in the state's two great rivers. A solution is no clearer than the water flowing through Lake Pepin.
Updated: April 19, 2011, - 03:51 PM
The wolf population is growing, and federal officials are taking them off the endangered list. But the debate is often raw.
Updated: April 15, 2011, - 09:52 PM
Some neighbors fear the worst; others see just another risk.
Updated: April 03, 2011, - 11:04 AM