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

Feb. 16: Bitter winter, pup survival alter Isle Royale wolf debate

Both developments are likely to only confound a precedent-setting decision that faces the National Park Service

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Plight of Minnesota moose not so dire as believed

Researchers continue to study environmental threats to the northern Minnesota animals.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 09:31 PM

Packed, testy hearing airs pros, cons of PolyMet copper mine

Foes are leery of the long-term environmental costs of PolyMet mine; regulators say state laws would protect taxpayers.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:14 PM

Feb. 9: Price tag on future pollution underlies debate

Minnesota is trying to set the size of PolyMet’s financial guarantee in case water pollution, environmental calamities or mining company bankruptcies occur decades, even centuries, after a proposed mine opens.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:54 PM

Minnesotans take threats to pollinators to heart

From the State Capitol to back yards, the fight is on to protect bees and other insects that make our...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:27 PM

Questions raised on key data for PolyMet mine

New info on river flow could delay environmental review for months.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 03:53 AM

Divisive Iron Range copper mine draws full house, strong views

An estimated 1,300 to 1,500 people braved blowing snow and low temperatures to attend a five-hour DNR public hearing on PolyMet Mining's proposed $650 million open pit mine near Babbitt.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 01:52 PM

10-cent bottle fee: Good for environment or consumer nuisance?

Lawmakers say Minnesota is overdue to raise recycling rates; a 10-cent drink container deposit is one possible solution.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:08 PM

Minneapolis UCC church installs solar panels as social statement

The Mayflower United Church of Christ flipped the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Minneapolis as a brazen and public strike against climate change.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 09:55 AM

Explosion, fire at Cedar-Riverside apartments injure 13, six critically

No cause has been identified as of yet, but the building that housed a grocery and several apartments is likely a total loss. A police squad car reported the fire at around 8:16 a.m. after seeing the explosion and seeing debris on the street.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 02:16 PM

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