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

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

Housing market values rise, but boost varies greatly

In boon for cities’ finances, property values are rebounding, but numbers are in flux depending on the neighborhood.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 08:05 AM

Savage: 'One of the best' or riddled with faults?

Candidates for City Council seats are grousing about some of the very points Money magazine praised.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 03:00 PM

Scott County farm tour disappears, but 'Autumn Fare' starts up

Instead of driving to three farms for tours, you can get more information in a single spot at the new...

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 02:10 PM

Energy 'showcase' in Shakopee sees some ups and downs

The Met Council’s effort to save energy in Shakopee gets helped and hurt by “dramatic” changes in cost.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 03:26 PM

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