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

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

Bill seeks to halt carp invasion at Minneapolis

Legislation would include Minnesota waters in federal plan to stop carp spread.

Updated: March 06, 2012, - 09:29 PM

Farmer fined $12.5K for decimating pelican nests

A farmer in Minnesota Lake who destroyed thousands of eggs and chicks also must perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program.

Updated: February 28, 2012, - 06:09 AM

State peat bogs to be climate study labs

They are a unique ecosystem for studying global warming dynamics.

Updated: February 27, 2012, - 10:25 AM

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

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