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

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

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

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