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

I-35 disruption in south metro to resume soon

The last gasp is coming up for a road project that has created misery in the southern suburbs.A major project...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 01:49 PM

Twin Cities falls short in taming sprawl, but change is afoot

Once denounced as a cold Atlanta in terms of sprawl, the Twin Cities had more than twice as good a score as that Southern city. And the advocacy group Smart Growth America said there are signs here of better things to come.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 07:12 AM

Rich and poor coexist in south metro area, Met Council says

Four affluent rural townships in Scott and Dakota counties form the southern ends of a pair of crescent-shaped Wealth Belts that encircle the inner Twin Cities like a pair of cupped hands.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 02:24 PM

Drawn to urban areas, 100,000 more people call Twin Cities home

The suburbs, long the main driver of Twin Cities growth, have cooled off however.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 09:12 AM

Scott County lays out transport needs, asks about tax

A new tax is being mulled to help fund roads, transit.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 01:25 PM

March 23: Transit use hits historic levels in metro

There’s both pain and progress as the Twin Cities, like the nation, experiences a steep rise in the use of public transit. Nationally, transit use last year hit a level not seen since the mid-1950s and, locally, total metro area ridership has jumped by 6 million since 2007.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:39 AM

Senior tsunami draws gasps from some in Scott County

Demographer warns Scott County audience of a taxing time to come.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 01:27 PM

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

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