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

Minnesota's golf season starts as slowly as an uphill putt in the rain

If you want to find someone bounced skyward by last year’s extraordinary spring, then body slammed by this year’s endless winter, just poke your head into the nearest empty golf clubhouse.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 10:13 AM

Bridge will lift Hwy. 101 drivers above Minnesota River flood plain

A south-metro icon — the high-water mark from the 1965 floods — is about to grow less fearsome as the roadway rises.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 08:27 AM

Demographics beat: Tracing where the neighbors are from

The paradigm we’ve all been accustomed to for generations has been that of “moving out to the suburbs.”Who would have...

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 06:43 PM

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

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