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

Immigrants become key to state growth and prosperity

With more native-born residents leaving, Minnesota's fortunes depend increasingly upon its unusually strong flow of foreigners, according new analyses and data.

Updated: December 06, 2012, - 11:22 PM

Historic Christmas is yearly event at Landing in Shakopee

This is the 40th year that folks have been turning up for the holidays at The Landing, the historic interpretive village along the Minnesota River.

Updated: December 04, 2012, - 03:57 PM

Comparing the townships in Dakota and Scott counties

Just beyond the Targets and the Caribous in Scott and Dakota counties lie the townships -- a throwback world of frontier democracy.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 03:54 PM

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

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