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

Report: Rising poverty in suburbs is both red and blue

As poverty spreads to traditional GOP strongholds, the analysis suggests, both parties may have more of a stake in countering...

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 07:08 PM

Race for mayor in Shakopee will spotlight tax subsidies

A veteran council member’s challenge is expected to cover a lot of ground from Mayor Brad Tabke’s term in office.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 04:03 PM

Chance to enhance Twin Cities parks clashes with cash crunch

Officials are trying to close on a wide range of deals for parcels they’ve had their eye on for years, but the result is a looming $7 million shortfall in a pool of shared funding for metro parks acquisitions.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Students skew Minneapolis poverty numbers

The huge number of college students living in Minneapolis is skewing its poverty rate, making it look decidedly worse than...

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:30 PM

South metro news briefs: Savage water tower to lose its horse

SAVAGEWater tower to lose horse, colorSavage’s lone blue water tower, the one with the likeness of a horse, is losing...

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 03:42 PM

Rich federal contract gets in way of cost-saving jail merger

Scott and Carver counties abandon talks after the issue with federal dollars arises.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 03:40 PM

From 'mess' to 'brutal:' Bloomington Ferry Bridge work is coming

Work that will squeeze an already congested bridge down to just two lanes begins Friday night.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 03:37 PM

Bug-infested Scott County: Is the refuge to blame?

In some small part, it seems the answer is yes. But other factors are in play in the county’s hinterlands.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 02:23 PM

What price jobs? Shakopee's handing out millions

The suburb’s big jobs haul comes with a lot of subsidies, ones so large that other cities’ officials are unwilling to match them.

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 10:48 AM

Shakopee's trash war flares, then ends with a whimper

Shakopee townhouse dwellers will pay a little more and single-family homeowners a little less per month for the same service...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 03:00 PM

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