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

$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

Scott County Board puts Jordan gravel mining project on hold

Worries over groundwater contamination prompted county to reconsider Jordan-area project.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Fences, fauna and fumes: The south metro's legislative wish list

In a year that could bring a large bonding bill, local interests are making their case to bring home a...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 01:37 PM

Demographics beat: Stop kicking workers out, state analyst suggests

Minnesota faces a growing gap between its need for workers and the supply of them, and could start addressing the...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:38 PM

Snowmobiles in parks outcome: Satisfied but wary

A dispute that began with walkers being warned away ended up leaving riders on the defensive.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Tribe's largesse making things happen in Scott County

Five trail grants add to a lengthening list of recent windfalls.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 03:28 PM

In reversal, Twin Cities families leaving suburbs for urban core

Signs are growing that more young couples are preparing to follow a path from suburban to urban living — with immense consequences for both cities and suburbs.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 07:16 AM

Belle Plaine wakes up to chilly no-growth reality

The exurb is the latest outlying town to startle folks with much higher water and sewer bills.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 09:26 AM

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