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

Savage's new Depot occupant seeks to rewrite lease

They are asking to have a $1 per month rent deal extended to September.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Demographics beat: New app tells you who's living near where you are

The normally stuffy U.S. Census Bureau has come up with something surprisingly youthful: a new product that feels like a...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 05:18 PM

Minnesota cities cut costs, raised taxes to offset slashed state funds

After years of cutbacks, Minnesota’s cities are spending less than they were a decade ago, when inflation is factored in, the state auditor reported Wednesday.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 07:52 PM

Farther-out Twin Cities suburbs worry about Met Council forecasts

Big whack to Elko New Market’s population projections won’t deter city from going ahead with a costly new water plant.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:48 PM

Shakopee biomass firm takes Minneapolis tree waste

Five years after a unique biomass energy facility opened in Shakopee, it has quietly developed a productive marriage with the...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Shakopee's city council opts to think out loud

Leaders plan to continue discussing options for city’s future and inviting public input.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Prior Lake wrestles with the high cost of pretty lights

A citizen’s complaint about pricey decorative streetlights has brought change to Prior Lake.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 09:47 AM

$4 million sludge pile growing in Savage

Soil dredged from the Minnesota River to keep a shipping channel open is building up.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 03:23 PM

Minnesota's libraries are rushing to adapt to a post-book world

Even as Minnesota libraries spend hundreds of millions on building expansion and renovation, fewer and fewer people are visiting those buildings to check out books. Yet e-book downloads from libraries are soaring.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Six-foot-eight, but he's got an eye on the little ones

Jake Grussing, the new director of Scott County’s libraries, is stressing preschool literacy.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 01:50 PM

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