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

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

Plans laid for major new Dakota County trails

Two are intended to hook up with one along the Minnesota River

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:50 PM

Scott County cities end tax-hike moratorium

An improving economy is making the county’s local officials bolder — and also creating new needs.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 02:39 PM

South-metro beat: Fund will grow to cover parks-buying shortfall

The Metropolitan Council is about to pop a lot more money into a fund used for buying land for parks.And...

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 06:56 PM

Uff da! Twin Cities Nordic ties fade, census shows

Census surveys find Scandinavian, German influence strong but melding.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 02:22 PM

Tax picture: Dakota County down, Scott County up

At least that’s the simplest bottom line. In reality, it’s a bit more complex.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Minnesota Zoo gets national award for rhino conservation

A national award recognized the zoo’s work to fend off poachers and expand the black rhino’s numbers and range in Namibia.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 09:40 PM

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