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

Woodbury explores improvements to its lauded indoor park

Woodbury is about to implore a number of its residents to share ideas on expansion of Central Park.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 06:14 PM

Bielenberg Sports Center's cherished extras fade with time

Bielenberg began life in the mid-90s as a fairly modest facility with a fabric dome in Woodbiury. But it is the recent $22 million expansion that has brought some hiccups.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 01:08 PM

Newport left out of Met Council largesse

Newport loses a bid for Met Council largesse.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 11:29 PM

Met Council weighs in on protecting water supplies

A Met Council report suggests various strategies costing up to $600 million to protect supplies and restore White Bear Lake.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 11:44 PM

Demographics beat: Poverty marker doubles for Minnesota

The portion of Minnesotans living in areas of concentrated poverty roughly doubled over the first decade of this century, a...

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 07:02 PM

A new park's lake rates a D

But efforts are underway to assess and fix the problems at Scott County’s Cedar Lake.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 01:46 PM

'Racial equity' adds to concern about Met Council plans

An emerging concern that a DFL-dominated Metropolitan Council is fixing to put a “racial equity” stamp on future funding decisions...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 02:20 PM

Jordan's iconic "Mini-Met" rotting away, needs emergency repairs

The grandstand of Jordan's "Mini-Met," one of the state’s most celebrated small-town ballparks, is so rotted that $90,000 in emergency repairs are being made.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 07:06 AM

After 40 years, Shakopee faces ties to Watergate with museum

Maurice Stans, finance chief of the infamous Committee to Re-elect the President, had a tainted reputation, and Shakopee was never eager to point out its connection with the scandal. Now, a museum with his name is opening.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:13 AM

Canterbury Park's new expo site hopes to draw crowds to Shakopee

The $2.5 million expo facility hopes to draw visitors to Shakopee.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 01:39 PM

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