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

North Dakota BCI at the scene of the shooting.
Police continue to investigate why a U.S. airman shot two employees, one fatally, before turning the gun on himself at a Walmart Supercenter Tuesday. (05/27/2015)
Lucila Dominguez
The DFL-led Minnesota Senate approved a bipartisan bill that would make it possible for unauthorized immigrants to get driver's licenses, but it got stuck in the GOP-controlled House. (05/26/2015)
The national anthem
A sellout crowd packed into the 7,200-seat stadium, and the Saints put on a show, complete with wacky announcers and a pig mascot. (05/22/2015)
For 23 years, Chuck and Hope Lea, both 87, have tended to bluebird nest boxes in hopes of rebuilding the songbird's population in the St. Croix Valley. (05/18/2015)
Many demonstrators came up to Taye Clinton Thursday to tell him he was a hero. (05/15/2015)
The Minnesota Zoo will be the only public viewing area for the endangered monk seal outside of Hawaii. (05/13/2015)
Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport would earn at least $10 an hour under a recommended policy change. Officials estimate 2,800 employees could be affected. (05/12/2015)
St. Paul officials gave the all-clear for people to return to their homes after a contractor hit a 2 inch gas line at Warwick and Randolph streets. (05/11/2015)
Christopher Besser will be charged Tuesday with killing Blake Besser and Todd Besser, a 16-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, authorities said. (05/10/2015)
Police said they don't believe the crime was random. The man has not been identified. (05/10/2015)
The Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep. (05/07/2015)
Anoka County ranks in the top fifth nationally in a new study as a place where children have a better shot to scale the income ladder. (05/07/2015)
Brandon Wren died of a gunshot wound to the neck at his home late Sunday night. (05/05/2015)
Amy Hewett-Olatunde teaches students at LEAP High School in St. Paul, which enrolls students who are new arrivals to the U.S. and are not native English speakers. (05/03/2015)
Nekima Levy-Pounds hopes to engage more youth in the civil rights organization. (05/03/2015)