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

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

Bill protects varsity eligibility for some mentally disabled students

Minnesota high school students with documented mental disabilities may soon be automatically eligible to play varsity sports if they transfer...

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 03:44 PM

Whistleblower: Paying to fix credit is big business

United Credit Consultants, based in Burnsville, has a team of 20 specialists that it says are trained to help consumers...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 10:27 AM

Did you seek help fixing your credit?

Excerpt from our blog:The Federal Trade Commission and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson have warned consumers to be careful when...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 06:55 PM

Fewer human rights claims in Minnesota get validated

Lynn Monley was four months pregnant when she told her boss at a Twin Cities landscape company that she was...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 09:51 AM

Feb. 15: Whistleblower: VIN scam hits car dealers, buyers

Late last year, Pat McCoy received an alarming letter from the Minnesota State Patrol. The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt he had...

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 10:28 PM

North Minneapolis homes caught up in legal dispute

More than 30 north Minneapolis families have found themselves caught up in a legal battle between the man who sold...

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 09:48 AM

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