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

Can Savage's dome be home to more than sports?

A proposed home and garden show, despite some obstacles, would bring a whole new crowd inside the puffy big top.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 11:48 AM

Building permits: Some south metro cities recover, others stall

Figures for 2012 find distinct housing clusters, from consistent performers to more volatile markets.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 11:43 AM

Shakopee's growth spurt comes to a dead stop

Steep city fees among reasons cited for Shakopee's stagnation.

Updated: January 13, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Transit, roads and schools top legislative wish lists

As the 2013 state legislative session nears, south metro community leaders press their cases to local lawmakers.

Updated: January 01, 2013, - 11:40 PM

Shakopee mayor looks back on a lively first year

Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke sizes up a busy year in office and vows to run again -- but only once more.

Updated: January 01, 2013, - 11:39 PM

South-metro libraries put the books in your lap

South-metro library systems are stacking their cybershelves with e-books, and showing patrons how to check them out.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 04:08 PM

Prior Lake's tax hike erased, but divisions live on

The city's levy remains flat as the outgoing mayor warns he isn't comfortable with the city's history of large surpluses.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 11:02 AM

Incentives on the table to draw jobs to Shakopee jobs

The city and county are both eager to persuade a St. Louis firm, with its 500 jobs, to set up in the mothballed ADC building.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 11:01 AM

Goal of new Scott County alert system is targeted messages, not piles of spam

A system called CodeRED is about to swing into action in Scott County, bringing great benefits but also potential pitfalls.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 04:29 PM

Fancy French imports find a place in Elko New Market

Elko New Market is beginning to develop a cluster of high-end retail, including the Coquette boutique.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 11:31 PM

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