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

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

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

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