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

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

Scott County unhappy with busway station plans

Station locations planned for the rapid busway make little sense to residents, but they get schooled a bit as well.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 11:05 PM

High court's blow to wetlands laws could boomerang, critics warn

Supreme Court decision on case involving wetlands development could affect Minnesotans.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 01:39 AM

Million-dollar parcel adds oomph to future park in Scott County

A planned Scott County regional park has about 500 acres so far, and another 148 acres from a failed development could be coming.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 01:33 PM

Off-leash dog parks spring up in southern Twin Cities suburbs

Scott County — which once had just one dog park for a population of 130,000 — is adding them quickly.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 03:57 PM

In Scott County, tide shifting for floodplain boundaries

At a pair of meetings this month, flood experts will explore new contours of flood risk.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 04:45 PM

New numbers define suburbs' job-rich 'Golden Crescent'

Lakeville has ousted Apple Valley from its none-too-sought-after position as the state’s biggest loser.Loser, that is, of residents commuting to...

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 11:32 PM

South news briefs: 'Outdated' Scott County library website gets a touch-up

SCOTT COUNTY‘Outdated’ library website gets a touch-upAt a time when it’s upgrading libraries, Scott County also looks set to give...

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 09:26 AM

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