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

The bag was left unattended on a United Airlines scale. Transportation Security Administration agents spotted it shortly after noon. (08/01/2015)
St. Paul police say they were responding to reports of a robbery when they found one of the suspects shot dead. (08/01/2015)
Shoua Yang was shot in the kidney by a Brooklyn Park police officer last year. (07/31/2015)
People who saw the man on Monday said he appeared to lack any means of travel. (07/30/2015)
Some 150 protesters gathered Wednesday at the Bloomington dental practice of a man who hunted and killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe. U.S. conservation officials, meanwhile, are gathering facts. (07/29/2015)
A stolen car allegedly led to a confrontation Friday afternoon between police and juveniles in St. Paul's North End. Three juveniles were taken into custody. (07/24/2015)
A new proposal would transform part of the historic fort into affordable housing. (07/23/2015)
The Kids Count Data Book ranks the well-being of children in multiple categories. (07/20/2015)
City and state leaders apologized Friday for the bulldozing of a predominantly African-American neighborhood to make way for Interstate 94 in the 1960s at a ceremony designed to help heal old wounds. (07/17/2015)
Major construction projects are underway along Interstates 494 and 394 and Highway 100. (07/16/2015)
Sunday's storm left a path of destruction that cut across the border between Cass and Crow Wing counties. Some resorts were forced to temporarily close, and others lost customers when the power and water went out. (07/15/2015)
A 23-person grand jury found no probable cause to charge the officer with a crime, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office. (07/08/2015)
Hunter Boutain, 14, is in critical condition. He is being treated for the often fatal infection at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. (07/08/2015)
Reconstruction of the river bluff under the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center campus is underway, a year after a mudslide swept down the hill and covered part of West River Parkway. (07/07/2015)
State officials suspect the child caught the infection after swimming in Lake Minnewaska northwest of the Twin Cities. (07/07/2015)