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

Shakopee could lose downtown city hall

Over mayor’s objections, most on council inclined to build a new building elsewhere in the city.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 01:38 PM

When it comes to demographics, at least we aren't Cheeseheads

Minnesotans miffed about being toppled from our longtime perch as the Upper Midwest’s population growth leader can console themselves with...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Mega-land bridge will rise in Shakopee

While solving a huge headache, it could cause short-term pain with night activity.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 03:31 PM

Earthshaking Buddha arrives in Savage

A Buddhist temple and monastery in Savage gets a gigantic jade statue, and opens its arms to its neighbors.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Home values bounce back around metro

The double-digit jumps, aided by billions in new projects, appear to mark a major turnaround from the housing collapse.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Scott County administrator's salary bump exposes gaps

Scott County Administrator Gary Shelton is getting a 5 percent pay raise, but there’s some mystery about how such salaries...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 01:56 PM

April 20: New Prague farmers to face off with power line builders in court

Dave and Florence Minar want the 11-utility consortium that built an 800-mile line from South Dakota to pay not just for an easement to cross a 132-acre parcel of their farm, but to buy the whole operation — an acquisition that could cost up to $1 million for the land alone.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 10:44 PM

Scott County's top staffer seeks bump in pay

Scott County’s top administrator is making less than two of his subordinates and deserves a raise, the board is being...

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Metropolitan Council's long-term parks plan goes after diversity

Faced with numbers showing that parks are underused by minorities and having spent millions to develop large parks in largely white suburbs, the Metropolitan Council is trying to prepare for continued increases in diversity as it forms its latest long-term plan.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 11:35 PM

In Scott County, transportation sales tax proposal sets off intense debate

Some citizens are angry about what they see as a money grab. Others say it’s worthwhile for better roads.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 02:03 PM

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