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

Looking beyond Whistleblower after six years, 7,000 tips

Six years ago this month, Whistleblower launched online and in your Sunday paper as a way for readers to tell...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Whistleblower: Spirit tops airline passengers' gripe list

Delayed and canceled flights were the top frustrations for air travelers in the past five years, and more of them...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:52 AM

Sex abuse of detained immigrant in Minn. jail shows national pattern

The case in Sherburne County highlights an emerging nationwide pattern of attacks in U.S. jails that contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:51 AM

Police chase down fans in Dinkytown

Officers cleared the Dinkytown streets of disappointed hockey fans after the 7-4 loss to Union.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Unlicensed Minnesota contractor faces arrest, $89K fine

William Strader first got in trouble with the state seven years ago for working as a building contractor without a...

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:09 AM

Disbarred attorney accused of foreclosure swindle

Steven Lundeen used to represent criminal defendants in court, but he was disbarred in 2012 for using drugs, improperly taking...

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:25 AM

State's immigration judges face 3,000-case backlog

In Bloomington, proceedings put a face to the huge backlog of cases here and nationwide. A case first heard in Minnesota today likely would take an average of 400 days to settle.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 07:43 AM

Whistleblower: Romance scam nets $1.5M from victims in 2 years

In the past two years, more than 80 people claiming to live in Minnesota stole more than $1.5 million after convincing women and men across the country that they were in love with them, according to data obtained by Whistleblower from the Federal Trade Commission.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Whistleblower: More scrutiny for lawyer-run credit-repair firms

In December, Ron Stevens of Tower, Minn., agreed to pay a New Hampshire company to boost his credit score. Three...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Whistleblower: Serious injuries from falls double

In September, a window washer named Lee Teske died after he fell 60 feet from the roof of a building...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 10:34 AM

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