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

Consumers turn to courts when credit errors go unfixed

For four months, Jeffrey Beaubien wrote letters and made phone calls in a failed effort to remove his son’s debts...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 05:51 PM

Whistleblower: Jail is sued over debit card fees

Ramsey County uses the cards to return money to inmates upon release, but the attached fees have caused a backlash.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 07:23 PM

Companies hope to cash in on health insurance confusion

I was listening to the KDWB morning show on my way to work last week, mostly because they were playing...

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 11:26 AM

Pork likely source of salmonella outbreak at Ecuadorian festival

The state concluded its investigation in a salmonella outbreak that sickened 80 people at a street festival in August.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 10:55 PM

Whistleblower: Life savings insurance programs being dropped

After Lloyd Marengo’s wife died in June, their three children received a payout from a life savings insurance program the...

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 09:49 AM

Insurer accuses 46 Minnesota chiropractors, MRI firm of fraud

The suit says 46 chiropractors got kickbacks from an Edina MRI firm for ordering unnecessary scans for auto-accident victims.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 11:11 AM

92-year-old’s insurance policy yanked after 40 years of savings

The terms of CUNA’s policy allows it to cancel at any time. But that hasn’t sat well with nearly 1,500 affected members at US Federal Credit Union and untold others at the 1,250 other credit unions nationwide.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Minnesota homeowner in limbo after bank error

Ice Demmings' two-year fight against foreclosure started with a bungled loan modification and has wrecked his finances.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 10:31 AM

Minneapolis salmonella outbreak tied to guinea pig slaughter

Market owner is cited for wrongly obtaining animals, killing them, then selling the meat at an August festival.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 05:52 AM

Chiropractic board, attorney general's office at odds over fraud case

The Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners accused Attorney General Lori Swanson of a “backstab” and throwing them “under the bus”...

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 02:08 PM

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