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

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

Park Board could ban smoking in Minneapolis parks

The proposal also seeks a ban on e-cigarettes in city parks. It would be the first public ban in the state.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 02:36 PM

Minnesota African American Museum remains in mothballs

Six years after it was founded and two years after "grand opening," a downtown Minneapolis museum celebrating the history of blacks in Minnesota remains closed and at risk of losing nearly $1.4 million in state funding.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 10:38 PM

St. Paul OK'd to demolish vacant Moonlight Magic bar

Liquor violations, shootings and a beating death outside the Moonlight Magic bar prompted the city to revoke its liquor license in 2010.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 10:54 PM

Officials push for opening of Phillips Aquatic Center

Park Board, other officials say a lack of swimming lessons and pools puts children of color at risk.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 10:18 PM

Over and over, shooting probes exonerate officers

State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says its inquiries found police shootings were justified. But some see red flags.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 07:47 AM

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

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