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

House values recover in Dakota, Scott counties

But it’s an uneven picture, with some cities and townships still sliding.

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

South metro's higher ed gap being filled — a bit

A pincer movement is underway as two nearby community colleges with dropping numbers eye an underserved south metro market.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:23 AM

Dakota, Scott counties are hot and cold on parks shortfall

Each county’s unique circumstances account for a differing response to a $7 million cash-flow problem.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:21 AM

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

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