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. Her work includes coverage of an impotence clinic that was overdosing patients with drugs for erectile dysfunction, sending them to the emergency room; misconduct and conflicts of interest at the University of Minnesota Medical School; an examination of the growth in palliative care and a series on the infertility industry. 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.
But questions remain on the potential pollution from mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters.
Updated: December 04, 2012, - 11:57 PM
Six gatherings on the environment will be held in the state as regulators seek input from citizens on ways to make improvements.
Updated: November 26, 2012, - 06:25 AM
As nature adapts to chemicals and genetically engineered seeds, farmers face new threats.
Updated: November 24, 2012, - 06:41 AM
The impact of chemicals and GMO seeds may not be confined to farmers' fields.
Updated: November 23, 2012, - 09:29 PM
A decade-long cleanup effort has cut phosphorous levels, making the river healthier for fish and plants.
Updated: November 12, 2012, - 08:59 PM
Officials deny mismanagement as the Humane Society and the Fund for Animals fight de-listing.
Updated: October 16, 2012, - 02:23 PM
The complaint by two wildlife groups challenging the amount of public input, however, will continue
Updated: October 11, 2012, - 07:04 AM
Two years ago, a new relationship brought Toni Delacorte Ladenburg from Washington, D.C., to Stillwater. At the time, she told her brother she wasn't sure the relationship would last -- but that the move would.
Updated: October 10, 2012, - 11:20 PM
Researchers hope to teach women which fish are safe to eat.
Updated: October 04, 2012, - 08:51 PM