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

Voters approve south-metro school funding requests; Tabke on top in Shakopee

In Savage, two City Council incumbents came out on top of a crowded field.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Tax breaks for jobs heat up Shakopee races

The tax breaks that are helping lure thousands of jobs to Shakopee are the centerpiece of just about everyone’s campaign...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Savage candidates differ sharply over taxes, dome, Depot

Voters in Savage next week will have a chance to weigh in on two starkly differing conceptions of the role...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 01:49 PM

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

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