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

Met Council reassures Scott County on growth

Though the council’s population projections for cities in the county are down, they’re being revised to take into account local...

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 03:37 PM

Getting around Twin Cities nearly as costly as housing

Faster than the nation as a whole, the cost of transportation in the Twin Cities may soon exceed that of a roof over one's head.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 01:06 PM

Some trees are removed from a south metro park, but for a good reason

Officials stress that the trees are being downed for good reasons, including prairie restoration and the continued cleanup of the...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 10:54 PM

Voters approve south-metro school funding requests; Tabke on top in Shakopee

In Savage, two City Council incumbents came out on top of a crowded field.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Tax breaks for jobs heat up Shakopee races

The tax breaks that are helping lure thousands of jobs to Shakopee are the centerpiece of just about everyone’s campaign...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Savage candidates differ sharply over taxes, dome, Depot

Voters in Savage next week will have a chance to weigh in on two starkly differing conceptions of the role...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Rural charm's the winner in plans for County Road 8 in Scott County

Planners won’t push for a four-lane highway across a picturesque stretch of Scott County.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Scott County buses could be folded into a bigger entity

The idea of merging with the Dakota County-based MVTA has some allure while also raising concerns.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 02:28 PM

Monorail: Minnesota Zoo’s white elephant permanently derailed

Since debuting at the Apple Valley zoo in an era when sleek, futuristic trains were springing up at zoos across the country, the monorail was plagued by low ridership and financial shortfalls.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Shakopee, Jordan push for new energy downtown

But neither city’s redevelopment plans is without critics, and any progress is likely to be gradual.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 02:20 PM

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