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

Grant targets exposure to tainted fish

The aim is to limit consumption by young women of mercury-tinged fish from the Lake Superior basin.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:18 PM

$217 million in recyclables lands in Minnesota's trash each year

Minnesotans are throwing away as much garbage as ever, but the contents of the average household dumpster have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Paper is down — thanks to computers and smartphones — but plastic is up.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Five water mains burst in Woodbury, causing evacuations

33 residents of apartment complex are moved to temporary housing.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 07:49 PM

70,000 private Minnesota wells are in line for nitrate testing

The Department of Agriculture initiative reflects urgent concerns about Minnesota’s groundwater, which in some areas shows rising levels of pollution from the tons of fertilizer and other forms of nitrogen applied each year across the southern two-thirds of the state.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 09:35 AM

U.S. Interior secretary plants conservation seeds in Minnesota

On a Minnesota stop, Sally Jewell highlights value of wildlife refuges.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:03 AM

In central Minnesota, potatoes are pushing out forest land

The latest case is a 1,500-acre project in Cass County, where the owner plans to grow potatoes for McDonald’s and other customers.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 06:23 AM

Star Tribune Special Report: Saving the great north woods

Across Minnesota, a determined counterattack is emerging against a looming threat to the northern forest — climate change.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 04:39 PM

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