David Peterson

Reporter | South Metro and Demographics
Phone: 952-746-3285
David Peterson covers Scott County; suburban growth and development issues in the metropolitan area in general; and demographics, including reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Recent content from David Peterson

Demographics beat: Poverty marker doubles for Minnesota

The portion of Minnesotans living in areas of concentrated poverty roughly doubled over the first decade of this century, a...

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 07:02 PM

A new park's lake rates a D

But efforts are underway to assess and fix the problems at Scott County’s Cedar Lake.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 01:46 PM

'Racial equity' adds to concern about Met Council plans

An emerging concern that a DFL-dominated Metropolitan Council is fixing to put a “racial equity” stamp on future funding decisions...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 02:20 PM

Jordan's iconic "Mini-Met" rotting away, needs emergency repairs

The grandstand of Jordan's "Mini-Met," one of the state’s most celebrated small-town ballparks, is so rotted that $90,000 in emergency repairs are being made.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 07:06 AM

After 40 years, Shakopee faces ties to Watergate with museum

Maurice Stans, finance chief of the infamous Committee to Re-elect the President, had a tainted reputation, and Shakopee was never eager to point out its connection with the scandal. Now, a museum with his name is opening.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:13 AM

Canterbury Park's new expo site hopes to draw crowds to Shakopee

The $2.5 million expo facility hopes to draw visitors to Shakopee.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Shakopee could lose downtown city hall

Over mayor’s objections, most on council inclined to build a new building elsewhere in the city.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 01:38 PM

When it comes to demographics, at least we aren't Cheeseheads

Minnesotans miffed about being toppled from our longtime perch as the Upper Midwest’s population growth leader can console themselves with...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Mega-land bridge will rise in Shakopee

While solving a huge headache, it could cause short-term pain with night activity.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 03:31 PM

Earthshaking Buddha arrives in Savage

A Buddhist temple and monastery in Savage gets a gigantic jade statue, and opens its arms to its neighbors.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 04:14 PM

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