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

Scott County, Met Council have a cautious encounter

Council’s “Thrive 2040” planning process draws some suspicion and questions during a discussion in Jordan.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 02:19 PM

Cities vow to treat bump in state aid as windfall, not a 'new normal'

Most say they won’t count on state aid for operating expenses because it’s undependable.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Census: Bloomington leading boom in inner-ring suburbs

Bloomington grew five times as much during the past two years as it did in the previous 40 combined — just one sign that inner-ring suburbs that were once stagnant or declining are shooting back to the forefront of population growth.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 10:18 AM

Spirit of Joy Church in Lakeville is mobbed by single moms

Oil change offer draws crowds to a cheerful scene, but church leaders do wonder if others could pitch in.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Twin Cities' rise in suburban poverty among highest in nation

The Brookings Institution ranked the Twin Cities area among the nation’s top 10 major metropolitan areas for the speed at which suburban poverty is rising. Its analysis says the number of suburban Minnesotans living in poverty more than doubled between 2000 and 2011.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 01:22 PM

Elko New Market's citizen survey finds high satisfaction

A new citizen survey, the city’s first ever, finds high satisfaction despite challenges facing exurbs.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 04:07 PM

There's plenty of small-town America in Twin Cities south metro

You know you’re in a really small Minnesota town when the cops jump-start your car.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 04:05 PM

Shooting hoaxer's family copes with aftermath in New Prague

The middle school student whose false report shook New Prague has been removed from the school.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Scott County's emergency warning system off to a 'pretty good' start

CodeRED hasn’t been seriously tested yet, but the New Prague school shooting hoax was a warning it might be.

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 01:05 PM

City fees may be skirting the law

Developers say the parks fees charged by suburbs have gotten out of control and don’t reflect land values or use.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 10:27 AM

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