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

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

Star Tribune editor to lead Houston paper

Nancy Barnes, who brought newsroom through bankruptcy, hired by Texas’ largest newspaper.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 06:19 AM

Feral cats win a round at Mpls. City Hall; council to vote next week

After a public hearing that drew animal lovers of all kinds, a City Council committee voted 5-0 to recommend a new law that in essence licenses the care and feeding of free-roaming cats as part of a larger effort to reduce their numbers.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Feral cat 'colonies' in Minneapolis?

The Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday will weigh in on a national debate that is pitting animal lover against animal lover, when council members vote on an ordinance that would in essence license the care and feeding of free-roaming cats — if they’re neutered.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 01:02 PM

Aug. 26: Teen bitten by wolf near Lake Winnibigoshish

The unidentified boy, 16, who is reportedly from Solway, Minn., stood up and kicked at the wolf, which then ran away. It's the first documented wolf attack in Minnesota history.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 04:16 PM

State draining water supplies as nature can’t keep up with demand

Minnesotans pride themselves on their more than 10,000 lakes, but many areas have reached the point where people are using water faster than the rain and snow can replenish it.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 09:55 PM

New pups offer hope for declining wolves on Isle Royale

Birth of two, maybe three, complicates decision on whether to bring new wolves to the island National Park. Their birth signals a remarkable resilience for the wolves, whose numbers have fallen to their lowest point since they were first counted, in 1959.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 09:44 PM

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