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

High court's blow to wetlands laws could boomerang, critics warn

Supreme Court decision on case involving wetlands development could affect Minnesotans.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 01:39 AM

Million-dollar parcel adds oomph to future park in Scott County

A planned Scott County regional park has about 500 acres so far, and another 148 acres from a failed development could be coming.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 01:33 PM

Off-leash dog parks spring up in southern Twin Cities suburbs

Scott County — which once had just one dog park for a population of 130,000 — is adding them quickly.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 03:57 PM

In Scott County, tide shifting for floodplain boundaries

At a pair of meetings this month, flood experts will explore new contours of flood risk.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 04:45 PM

New numbers define suburbs' job-rich 'Golden Crescent'

Lakeville has ousted Apple Valley from its none-too-sought-after position as the state’s biggest loser.Loser, that is, of residents commuting to...

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 11:32 PM

South news briefs: 'Outdated' Scott County library website gets a touch-up

SCOTT COUNTY‘Outdated’ library website gets a touch-upAt a time when it’s upgrading libraries, Scott County also looks set to give...

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 09:26 AM

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

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