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

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers

The chemical, which has been linked to bee die-offs, has not been widely discovered in streams and rivers until now.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Bees at the brink: Nature's dying migrant worker

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF.On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Obituary: Dr. Mary Donahue, family physician in Monticello

Donahue was born on the eve of the Great Depression, and grew up the daughter of a country doctor.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:50 PM

New state law targets metro firms now sending recyclables to dump

More than half of companies in the Twin Cities will need to change their ways and start pulling out such valuable materials as ­aluminum, cardboard, plastic and steel. The law begins Jan. 1, 2016, for most commercial operations.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Minnesota lawmakers concerned for bees scold Ag Depart.

Seventeen DFL legislators rebuked the state Department of Agriculture late last week over its planned review of the controversial pesticides implicated in the decline in honeybees.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 09:32 AM

Who's protecting Minnesota's rural rivers from cropland runoff?

Detailed maps show that many farms lack protective “buffer strips” -- 50 feet of wild grasses, trees or shrubs required by state law — to keep runoff out of streams and rivers.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 10:09 AM

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