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.
Bill would limit citizens' ability to delay controversial projects. Legislation would limit the power of local activists to stall big projects.
Updated: February 21, 2012, - 10:38 PM
The company's Silver Bay taconite-processing plant emitted excessive dust about 30 times over 12 months.
Updated: February 16, 2012, - 10:14 PM
EPA urges a thorough look at potential environmental effects of the mine in a wild and scenic corner of Minnesota.
Updated: February 10, 2012, - 09:40 PM
Critics say the shift is a misinterpretation of voters' will in passing amendment.
Updated: February 07, 2012, - 11:14 PM
Blood samples showed surprisingly elevated concentrations.
Updated: February 02, 2012, - 11:04 PM
Compound found in east metro water linked to weaker immunity.
Updated: January 25, 2012, - 11:31 PM
Turbines planned near Red Wing would endanger protected species.
Updated: January 23, 2012, - 08:37 AM
The project will offer farmers incentives to clean up runoff, but critics say voluntary efforts haven't worked. Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to announce Minnesota's leading role in the project today.
Updated: January 17, 2012, - 09:26 AM
He led Northwest Airlines through turbulent times for the industry without ever seeking the spotlight.
Updated: January 10, 2012, - 11:45 PM