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

Jennifer Houle
Minneapolis police are still looking for clues in the disappearance of a college student who has been missing since early Friday morning. (03/29/2015)
A woman was cleaning snow off her car early Monday when a man sprayed her with pepper spray and assaulted her, police said. (03/23/2015)
Brian Fitch Sr.
Convicted of killing a Mendota Heights officer last summer, Brian Fitch Sr. wants police to return the $2,993.43 he had on him as he shot at them. (03/23/2015)
Steven Noggle was an army medic killed during a battle in Vietnam in 1967. Sen. Al Franken presented the award to Noggle's brother, Stan. (03/22/2015)
Students at a St. Cloud high school say their walkout was about more than a single photo on the Web. (03/20/2015)
The plan would add about 200 miles of bike routes to the city, including a Grand Round. (03/19/2015)
After a man who is considered suicidal barricaded himself in a house near Sunset Pond Park, police evacuated a nearby home daycare center and called for negotiators. (03/18/2015)
Police said Tuesday that Justin Todd Tolkinen, 28, died in a confrontation at a home on White Bear Avenue on St. Paul's East Side. (03/18/2015)
Police received a call about 3:20 p.m. because someone saw a man carrying what appeared to be a rifle. The man was also said to be wearing a bulletproof vest. (03/16/2015)
What do they want? Beer, wine and liquor sales. When do they want it? Sundays. (03/15/2015)
General Mills spokesman Tom Forsythe says the company found out about the price fixing soon after the 2011 acquisition of a majority share of Yoplait. (03/12/2015)
The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects. (03/12/2015)
Curtis Wehmeyer is serving five years in prison for sexually abusing two boys and possessing child pornography while serving at St. Paul's Church of the Blessed Sacrament. (03/11/2015)
Target has not said whether downsizing will end after the 3,100 job cuts it announced Tuesday. Experts say Target must work hard to maintain the morale of those who still have jobs. (03/11/2015)
About a thousand people marched from the Capitol to a downtown St. Paul church Sunday in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. (03/08/2015)