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

Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota waters, report finds

A fourth of southern Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are too tainted to use as drinking water, report says.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 12:11 AM

MPCA: Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota lakes, rivers

Nitrogen contamination in southern Minnesota is so severe that 27 percent of the region’s lakes and rivers could not be used for drinking water, according to an unexpectedly blunt assessment of state water pollution released Wednesday.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 06:05 PM

Minnesota regulators have pulled the plug on a Goodhue County wind farm proposal

Foes who pointed to potential impact on eagles helped derail it.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Obituary: Roy Grow, Chinese scholar and Carleton College professor, 71

Roy Grow’s wisdom on achieving a fulfilled life was handed down from one Carleton College student to the next over...

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Minnesota's next mining boom has picturesque Ely divided

Talk of mining revival comes with hope of jobs – and fears for wilderness and tourism.

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 04:41 PM

U.S. EPA tells Minnesota to do a better job of preventing water pollution

Wastewater permits need to be more stringent, EPA says.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Four Minnesota rivers will test $9.5 million agriculture cleanup plan

Four rivers in Minnesota have been chosen as pilot projects to determine whether farmers can, and will, voluntarily change what they do on the land to clean up the nation’s water.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Pollution Control Agency's stormwater rules roil Minnesota cities

Cities must reduce or maintain runoff on streets and yards as part of an MPCA plan to limit pollutants going...

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 10:25 PM

From DEET to cocaine, Minnesota lakes contaminated with chemicals

Tests found DEET, antibiotics and more in 47 of 50 state lakes.

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 12:19 AM

Environmental review sought for Minntac expansion

Lawyers argue the project must have environmental review.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 09:57 PM

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