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

South news briefs: Open house is next week for I-35 ‘Carmageddon’

SOUTH METROOpen house is next week for I-35 ‘Carmageddon’They may be planning to ruin your life, but at least they’re...

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 04:01 PM

Savage gears up to take on big-box liquor competition

The city's remodeled liquor store on County Road 42 is adding craft beers and other items to better compete.

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 03:57 PM

Minnesota Zoo plans ambitious, costly makeover

Lagging behind the nationwide pack, the Minnesota Zoo hopes pricey new attractions will make it a destination.

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 11:07 PM

Carver, Scott counties consider merging jails

Taxpayers in the two counties could save big in dollar terms, but there would be ripple effects for police, courts...

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 05:31 PM

Minnesota eclipsed by North Dakota in rate of population growth

North Dakota, where an oil boom has turned the state into a population juggernaut, has two counties ranked among the nation’s top five fastest-growing. Minnesota counties are absent from the top 100.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 05:28 AM

Commuters head for Dakota County from just about everywhere

County-to-county travel patterns show how popular Dakota County is with commuters.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 04:09 PM

Minnesota becomes national hotspot for working at home

Twin Cities, Mankato, St. Cloud among nation’s leaders in telecommuting boom, Census Bureau finds.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 04:55 PM

Walkers, snowmobilers continue battle over park in Scott County

A weekend meeting failed to produce consensus on how to fit walkers and snowmobilers into the same park space.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Shakopee council wants tax hike for transit

Shakopee’s City Council favors a DFL proposal to pull Scott County into the metrowide add-on sales tax for transit.A leading...

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 07:41 AM

Walkers, snowmobile riders at odds over Scott County parks

Scott County residents are upset over park rules restricting some areas to snowmobile use only.

Updated: February 20, 2013, - 11:25 PM

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