Alejandra Matos

Reporter | Whistleblower
Phone: 612-673-4028
Alejandra Matos writes the Star Tribune's Whistleblower column. She joined the paper in 2012 after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Multimedia Journalism. She was a Star Tribune health intern in 2011.

Recent content from Alejandra Matos

BCA won’t investigate police officers in Minneapolis cases

E-mails show relations strained after chief said BCA to take over officer-involved critical cases.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:35 AM

June 29: Taxi drivers skirting Minneapolis laws

Refusing short fares, credit cards and people of color are a few of the infractions.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Sidewalk work among factors that doomed trees during 2013 storm

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Sidewalk repairs doomed some of the 3,000 Minneapolis trees that were toppled by strong winds and storms last June, prompting...

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Minneapolis postpones proposed ordinance to ban all smoking in parks

An effort to ban all smoking in Minneapolis parks falters over questions on enforcement.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 06:10 AM

Downtown Minneapolis billboards try to stop begging at the source

Hennepin Avenue signs ask for cash to go to aid group instead of the panhandlers downtown.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Top-ranked Minneapolis parks aim to do even better

In a recent measure by the Trust for Public Land, the city’s park system got a perfect 5.0 score, the highest in the nation for the second straight year among the 60 largest U.S. cities.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:37 AM

St. Anthony lock closure is first step to slow down invasive carp

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Keith Ellison said more work is needed to stop invasive species in other Minnesota waters.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Minneapolis police defend tactics used in Dinkytown riots

Minneapolis department says cops “showed a lot of discipline” at April melee.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:12 PM

SW Mpls. restaurant boom serves up taste of tension

The restaurant scene in Minneapolis is booming, driven by a stronger economy, a surge in residential development and increased appetite among young adults for eating out.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:54 AM

Private manager considered for downtown Minneapolis park

The third-party group would consist of city, Park Board and community representatives

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:23 PM

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