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

Prior Lake gets a 'destination' park after decades of waiting

After a 40-year wait, the transformation of a pretty piece of land into a park is almost finished, with a grand opening this weekend.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 10:27 AM

Citations all but vanish at parks in Scott County

Rebooted partnership with Three Rivers Park District brings changes.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 09:55 PM

Minnesota's racial geography shifting

Minnesota's outstate cities show striking contrasts, census finds.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 10:52 PM

Prior Lake gingerly taking steps on fiber optics

Even skeptics find some things to praise, but no moves are likely prior to November's elections.

Updated: September 25, 2012, - 04:01 PM

New system can evaluate city performance

Public input, hard numbers to make assessment more impartial.

Updated: September 24, 2012, - 11:17 PM

Jordan: A pretty town with ugly spats

The election for mayor in Jordan this fall is a referendum on a tumultuous few years.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 01:52 PM

Expect tax hikes across south metro

Cities find they can no longer delay some expenditures. Homeowners may be spared portions of the increases.

Updated: September 18, 2012, - 12:49 PM

Minn. Zoo bearing up well, indeed

The arrival of three black bear cubs is a sign of a new tack at the Minnesota Zoo - from austere science to populist fun.

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 11:11 PM

A gaffe -- and some deeper issues between Met Council, Scott County

The Met Council has launched a series of listening sessions as it begins its 2040 planning process. Gary Van Eyll, who represents Scott County, will help spell out the counties biggest concerns.

Updated: September 11, 2012, - 11:11 AM

Prior Lake mayor leaves with some regrets

Mike Myser leaves some important initiatives not quite cemented into place, but he says it's time to go.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 04:51 PM

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