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-metro beat: Fund will grow to cover parks-buying shortfall

The Metropolitan Council is about to pop a lot more money into a fund used for buying land for parks.And...

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 06:56 PM

Uff da! Twin Cities Nordic ties fade, census shows

Census surveys find Scandinavian, German influence strong but melding.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 02:22 PM

Tax picture: Dakota County down, Scott County up

At least that’s the simplest bottom line. In reality, it’s a bit more complex.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Minnesota Zoo gets national award for rhino conservation

A national award recognized the zoo’s work to fend off poachers and expand the black rhino’s numbers and range in Namibia.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Housing market values rise, but boost varies greatly

In boon for cities’ finances, property values are rebounding, but numbers are in flux depending on the neighborhood.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 08:05 AM

Savage: 'One of the best' or riddled with faults?

Candidates for City Council seats are grousing about some of the very points Money magazine praised.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 03:00 PM

Scott County farm tour disappears, but 'Autumn Fare' starts up

Instead of driving to three farms for tours, you can get more information in a single spot at the new...

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 02:10 PM

Energy 'showcase' in Shakopee sees some ups and downs

The Met Council’s effort to save energy in Shakopee gets helped and hurt by “dramatic” changes in cost.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 03:26 PM

House values recover in Dakota, Scott counties

But it’s an uneven picture, with some cities and townships still sliding.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 03:26 PM

South metro's higher ed gap being filled — a bit

A pincer movement is underway as two nearby community colleges with dropping numbers eye an underserved south metro market.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:23 AM

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