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.
They ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the Appeals Court decision to allow 450-foot structure in light of environmental rights act.
Updated: July 27, 2012, - 08:51 PM
Scientists are researching the cause of higher levels of mercury in northeast Minnesota.
Updated: July 26, 2012, - 08:18 PM
The Amish say the truck traffic -- as many as 900 round trips a day -- on County Road 37 near St. Charles, Minn., wouldn't change their way of life -- it would destroy it.
Updated: July 12, 2012, - 08:20 PM
Controlling the dangerous pollutant could have big consequences for the state's tourism and mining industries.
Updated: July 01, 2012, - 08:45 AM
Scientists are studying the long-term implications because big storms are more common.
Updated: June 28, 2012, - 05:24 AM
A warm sunny day combined with southwest winds carrying wildfire smoke from the west are expected to raise ozone levels to near unhealthy levels on Wednesday in the Twin Cities and Rochester, the state Pollution Control Agency announced.
Updated: June 26, 2012, - 08:54 PM
Court said state officials had good cause to disregard.
Updated: June 25, 2012, - 11:38 PM
Appeals court ruling has scenic implications for BWCA visitors.
Updated: June 18, 2012, - 10:26 PM
The bodies of three wolves were found in an abandoned mine shaft.
Updated: June 15, 2012, - 10:43 PM