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

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

Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500 years

State’s first copper-nickel mine would require billions of dollars in long-term cleanup, regulators say.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Minnesota sets goals for cleaning up Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Environmental groups say Minnesota’s actions are admirable but won’t be met without more enforcement.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 10:31 PM

Obituary: Claude Thadys, rolling stone and lifelong learner

Claude Thadys had a lot of sayings, but two were like bookends. He would often point out that he made...

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 09:44 PM

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