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

Public review of Minnesota's first proposed copper mine delayed again

State and federal agencies have worked on the environmental impact statement for the planned copper mine for 3½ years.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Aug. 23: Dead 'leaping' carp found north of Winona

A dead silver carp, the species infamously known for furiously leaping out of the water, has been found just north of Winona, the farthest point yet the unwanted fish has been detected in the Mississippi River.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Despite wins, Minnesota's endangered species list up by 180

For the first time in 17 years, the state on Monday made sweeping updates to the list of species that it considers endangered, threatened or of special concern.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 12:09 AM

Aug. 9, 2013: Fungus devastating to bats found at two Minnesota sites

White-nose syndrome, which has decimated bat colonies in eastern states, has been found at two sites in Minnesota.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 11:32 PM

State wetlands losing out to farms

Conservationists say high food prices, crop insurance policies are driving land transformation.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 01:21 AM

Rogers strikes compromise with DNR

Lynn Rogers can still monitor bears, but no more hand-feeding or webcams

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 06:57 PM

July 22: Dayton refuses to grant Roger's appeal

Decision could still be reviewed, but Ely’s Lynn Rogers says he doesn’t know if he will fight it.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Minnesota posts new website mapping air quality

New website hopes to alert those vulnerable to ozone levels.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 09:55 PM

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

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