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

Scott County Board puts Jordan gravel mining project on hold

Worries over groundwater contamination prompted county to reconsider Jordan-area project.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Fences, fauna and fumes: The south metro's legislative wish list

In a year that could bring a large bonding bill, local interests are making their case to bring home a...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 01:37 PM

Demographics beat: Stop kicking workers out, state analyst suggests

Minnesota faces a growing gap between its need for workers and the supply of them, and could start addressing the...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:38 PM

Snowmobiles in parks outcome: Satisfied but wary

A dispute that began with walkers being warned away ended up leaving riders on the defensive.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Tribe's largesse making things happen in Scott County

Five trail grants add to a lengthening list of recent windfalls.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 03:28 PM

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

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