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

PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minn. gets cautious EPA approval

After four years and $22 million, PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper mine in northeastern Minnesota cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave plans for the controversial project a passing grade.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Feb. 26: Wild rice protections costly

Next week, in a decision with far-reaching implications for the state’s mining industry and the preservation of its most famous plant, state pollution officials are expected to announce their recommendation for a “sulfate standard” — how much mineral salt Minnesota industries can discharge into the clear, calm waters across the state where wild rice likes to grow.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Feb. 24: Rogers takes DNR dispute to court

State says his bears are a risk to humans around Ely.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Feb. 21: Minn. Poll: Nearly half favor PolyMet mine

Among Minnesotans who have an opinion on the issue, the largest group supports approval for a controversial copper mine proposed...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 06:06 AM

Bald eagles win a round vs. Red Wing wind farm

Wind turbines won't sprout near Red Wing for at least a year, state regulators decide.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:36 PM

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

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