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

Firing wife costs St. Cloud auto parts firm $55,000

As part of first marital discrimination suit filed by state in decade, an auto parts chain pays Willmar woman it...

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Housing recovery in Minnesota leaves minorities behind

Census figures show Minnesota’s gap in homeownership between whites and communities of color is the worst in the 50 states: 38 percent of minorities owned a home in Minnesota in 2011, compared to 77.5 percent of whites.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 01:41 PM

Minneapolis sues CenterPoint over 2011 gas explosion

Two years after a gas explosion in south Minneapolis, officials from the city and CenterPoint still dispute who is responsible...

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 09:22 PM

In Minnesota, pothole claims rarely get paid

Agencies admit their systems aren’t the best, but that shouldn’t get jarred drivers’ hopes up.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 09:21 AM

GAME: Would you win your pothole claim?

The government paid up in only five percent of claims that motorists made after their cars were battered by potholes,...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Minnesota's state Capitol restoration project failing diversity test

The state is taking part of the blame for the missed target at the Capitol, saying its monitoring of restoration...

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Apple Valley man beaten to death pursuing his dream in Mexico

The 38-year-old Apple Valley native reassured his parents that he was safe among the locals he befriended and employed to help him build the house by hand in a land where good-paying jobs were scarce. They were like family, he said, and he trusted them.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 08:16 AM

Twin Cities podiatrist loses his license for improper billing

A Twin Cities podiatrist with a history of malpractice suits and billing irregularities lost his license after the state determined...

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:02 PM

Minneapolis police overreporting rape statistics

A broader range of sex crimes was included for years, so the city appeared to be worst in the nation.

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 06:41 AM

Map: Recent Uptown developments

Several large apartment buildings have been built in the Uptown area of Minneapolis since 2010. Among those now open is...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:54 AM

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