Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Minnesota Public Radio

Peter Cox is a general assignment reporter for MPR News. Before joining MPR, he worked as a freelance journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He's written for newspapers in Minnesota -- Albert Lea, Willmar and St. Cloud -- and in Atlanta and New York. He graduated from St. Olaf College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Peter Cox Feature Archive

Kevin Garnett
All 1,000 free tickets, courtesy of Kevin Garnett, for Monday night's Timberwolves game were claimed by fans in fewer than 3 minutes. (03/02/2015)
Kevin Garnett
Garnett's first game with the Timberwolves since 2007 is tonight. (02/25/2015)
Kevin Garnett at press conference Tuesday.
The 15-time all-star began his career with Minnesota in 1995 and left to play for Boston in 2007. (02/24/2015)
More guards and police officers are keeping tabs on the Mall of America, but a security expert says there's a limit to what the Bloomington shopping center can and should do to prevent a terrorist attack. (02/24/2015)
Earlier Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Mall of America shoppers to be "particularly careful" in the wake of a video purportedly made by al-Shabab. (02/22/2015)
The coyote population in the Twin Cities has grown in the last decade. That means more sightings in suburban parks, streets and backyards. (02/20/2015)
An Orono couple faced a possible six months in jail over a wind turbine at their home. But an attorney for the couple says the judge ruled the Nygards did not have to take the turbine down to stay out of jail. (02/19/2015)
Ramsey County prosecutors have charged a Maplewood man in the death of an 18-month-old girl in his care. (02/13/2015)
Protesters demanded increased staffing for the Department of Chicano and Latino studies and the end of racial descriptions of suspects in campus crime alerts. (02/09/2015)
The fire also spread to an adjacent house. (02/09/2015)
As the sex offender program heads to trial Monday, the state already is preparing for more people to be provisionally discharged. (02/09/2015)
Brian Fitch was convicted Monday night of murdering Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick during a July 30 traffic stop. (02/02/2015)
Minneapolis police say an officer opened fire after being struck by a vehicle driven by shoplifting suspects outside a Cub Foods on Saturday night. (02/02/2015)
Most of the cancellations are flights to Chicago, where a foot of snow is expected. (02/01/2015)
Artist Felix de La Concha interviewed holocaust survivors as he painted their portraits. A video camera captured the process. (01/27/2015)