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

Flu shots at Children's Hospital
This flu season has also hospitalized more people overall. And it's not over. The season typically lasts until late April or early May. (04/24/2015)
Crews moved a piece into place.
An apparent dispute between main contractor Lunda/Ames Joint Venture and a Hudson-based sub sparked the walkout by 100 workers Friday. MnDOT's project manager calls it "a bump in the road." (04/21/2015)
Wild win Game 3
Minnesota now has a 2-1 lead in the NHL Western Conference playoff series against St. Louis. (04/21/2015)
About 350 people met in Crystal, Minn., to remember the 10-year-old boy many of them had tried to help find. He went missing March 18, and his body was found last week. (04/19/2015)
The two were killed after the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a car. (04/19/2015)
Ecolab is buying Travelers' North tower in downtown St. Paul in a real estate deal that should close in late summer. (04/17/2015)
"I spent more than half my life here, and this is my only place, my only income," said Nader Abuammo, the owner of Brix Grocery. (04/16/2015)
Federal education officials in town to check on the school district's progress reducing harassment heard stories on Monday of ongoing tensions between Somali and white students. (04/14/2015)
The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site is nearly cleaned up. Officials are eyeing their next step: A solar energy project to power the site's future homes and businesses. (04/13/2015)
The medical examiner has confirmed that a body found Saturday is that of 10-year-old Barway Collins. Crystal police say they are investigating his death as a homicide. (04/12/2015)
The state will soon provide early help for children and young adults on the autism spectrum who are on Medical Assistance. (04/01/2015)
Yiwei Zheng worked with two co-conspirators living in China to sell the "highly valued and sought after commodity" between 2006 and 2011, a federal indictment said. (03/31/2015)
The project adds more green space along Hennepin Avenue and will landscape the 6.1 acre space to the west of the museum for better views of the Minneapolis skyline. (03/30/2015)
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)