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

Flu in Minnesota still widespread, 'vigorous'

The weekly update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 577 people have been hospitalized for influenza so far during the 2014 flu season.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Federal court ruling on wolves could take years to clarify

The federal government may have to start over in devising a plan to protect them in the Upper Midwest and beyond before the state is allowed to resume its three-year-old hunting season.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 03:48 PM

New factor in road salt use: Saving money, environment

Little changes to road de-icing can have big effect, but state officials say there is a lots of room for improvement.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 12:22 AM

Turkish journalist speaking at U avoided arrest

“My name was on the top of the list,” he says of detentions in Turkey.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Bison are welcomed home on the range

Plains Indians tribes are adopting wild bison herds, hoping to revive the fading culture of their ancestors while also helping rescue an animal whose history is so deeply intertwined with their own.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 12:02 PM

Part 4: A scientist's aim: Save the bees

Marla Spivak has become one of the country’s leading champions for bees. Now she’s fighting for their survival.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Bees at the brink: U researcher aims to save the insects she loves

Marla Spivak, a star researcher at the University of Minnesota, has become one of the nation’s leading champions for...

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Part 3: Fields of green a desert for bees

The highly complex seed combinations that Minnesota farmers find on the market are determined by interwoven licensing agreements among the companies that control the seeds and the companies that make the insecticides.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Part 2: Battle for our hearts and minds

Bees are dying due to insecticides, parasites and changes in farming, and that threatens nation's fruit and vegetable crops.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 01:25 PM

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