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-mile biking/hiking trail link will close key gap in southwest metro

Hiking/biking path will connect Bloomington and Chaska.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 08:38 PM

'Immigrant suburbs' emerge in latest census sweep

Foreign-born populations are moving out of the central cities. Even outer-ring suburbs are becoming more culturally and racially diverse.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:58 PM

Shakopee prison alone in nation in being unfenced, state says

Ivy League-style brick wall is proposed for the women’s prison, where an inmate briefly escaped this month.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 03:00 PM

Dakota suburbs: Who leads in income, cars, big homes?

Results are in from recent census surveys of Dakota County cities. Where does yours rank?

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 03:59 PM

Brief escape from Shakopee prison revives fence debate

A woman being held at Shakopee for an escape attempt in Hennepin County evaded pursuers for less than half an hour.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Scott County enjoying 'below-the-radar' success, administrator says

The Scott County administrator’s cheery end-of-the-year summary gets a mixed reception from a divided board.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 02:13 PM

Group home's Credit River neighbors are furious over surprise arrival

An angry group of Credit River Township residents say they were not informed of the arrival of a group home...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Rental subsidies up for vote before the Metropolitan Council

Latest Met Council grants are largely focused on areas near transit stations in cities, suburbs.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 09:34 PM

Rural revival bucks dire forecasts for many Minnesota small towns

Recoveries in agriculture and rural manufacturing are combining with rapidly spreading high-speed wireless access and other factors to yield numbers that few predicted.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:19 AM

Demographics beat: Find facts on your town, in seconds

Ever wonder how many folks in Eden Prairie are on food stamps? Or how long it takes people in Lakeville...

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 05:22 PM

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