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

Scott County Board survives intact as others fall

The county's voters ejected some incumbents, but not the ones who've drawn countywide fire.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 04:35 PM

Tribal grants could yield trails, park upgrades in Scott County

Cities and the county are pondering the potential uses for $150,000 grants each of them has gotten from the Shakopee tribe.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 04:30 PM

DFL gains return blue to northern Dakota County

Several seats changed hands, and winning candidates on both sides offered similar explanations.

Updated: November 09, 2012, - 06:46 PM

South metro results: Scott County Board members hold off challengers

Elections south of the river featured intense races in some cities, Scott and Dakota counties.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 10:12 AM

Is Shakopee safe from 'tragic' fire?

The suburb's fire chief is warning of ominous signs, but the City Council and mayor are blanching at the costs of a fix.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 04:24 PM

Exurbs built infrastructure, but nobody came to pay for it

Population growth on the metro fringe has cratered.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 05:08 AM

In Scott County, questions swirl over wind power

Rising interest in wind turbines in Scott County has civic leaders and some neighbors on guard.

Updated: October 30, 2012, - 04:21 PM

Scott County's 'gang of three' stays on offense in campaign

Three commissioners blamed for ugly divisions maintain they were justified in their pursuit of a top staffer.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 11:11 AM

Scott County's once icy relationship with tribe starts to thaw

With more financial offerings and a more convivial spirit, a new generation of leadership is changing the shape of the past.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 07:06 PM

Debate helps show contrasts among Prior Lake candidates

Downtown traffic, local jobs, Shakopee casinos, a fiber-optic proposal and eminent domain are among the hot issues.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 11:39 AM

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