Alejandra Matos

Reporter | Minneapolis education
Phone: 612-673-4028
Alejandra Matos 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

Community Action groups serve needs amid new scrutiny on spending

Community Action programs have been happy to serve behind the scenes, but a recent audit is forcing them into the spotlight.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:42 AM

Other groups picks up clients after Community Action closes down

Suburban Hennepin County group sees an increase in energy assistance applications after troubles at Minneapolis agency.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:42 PM

Community Action of Minneapolis closes down after state raid

Officials seized files and computers, and the nonprofit closed down Friday.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 07:36 AM

Hayden target of state GOP Senate ethics inquiry

They say Sen. Jeff Hayden “should have known better” in dealings with Minneapolis nonprofit.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 03:41 PM

Sen. Hayden quits Community Action board; GOP calls for inquiry

Sen. Hayden, facing GOP ethics complaint, blasts Community Action CEO Bill Davis, shown above.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:13 AM

Audit: Nonprofit spent taxpayer money on lavish trips

Department of Human Services audit finds that Community Action misspent hundreds of thousands of public dollars.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 03:21 PM

Leaders intensify criticism of Community Action of Minneapolis

City and state leaders, including several board members of the embattled Community Action of Minneapolis, said they were “dismayed” and “appalled” by allegations that longtime chief executive Bill Davis inappropriately spent money on lavish expenses.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 10:29 AM

Private school students booted from Minneapolis public school sports

School district begins enforcing a little used rule meant to keep nonpublic-school students from being in public-school sports.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Minneapolis schools seek to end contract with achievement gap group

District says consulting group not hitting its goals.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Minneapolis considers waiving gym requirement for graduation

Minneapolis will let some kids graduate without taking physical education.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:31 AM

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