Eric Roper

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-1732
Eric Roper covers the city of Minneapolis with a focus on City Hall. He previously covered the Minnesota Legislature at the Capitol and the state’s congressional delegation at the paper’s Washington bureau.

Recent content from Eric Roper

Grocery's end sparks concern about N. Side stagnation

A top city leader says the demise of Praxis Marketplace at Penn and Plymouth Avenues is emblematic of the failure of broader efforts to revitalize the North Side.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 10:19 AM

Former Rep. Sabo questions federal share of Southwest LRT funding

While spending package has no direct impact on Southwest, 2016 could be a different story.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 05:25 AM

Sprucing up parking lots is uphill battle for Minneapolis

The city's plan hit a legal snag after a lot owner successfully challenged the city’s authority to enforce 1999 requirements on his older lots.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 10:15 PM

311 calls expose land of 10,000 urban gripes

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: The Star Tribune requested and analyzed three years of calls to the city’s non-emergency 311 line, broken down by category and address.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:17 AM

Minneapolis City Council passes budget, restores some funding

Cuts to energy and racial equity programs were restored after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate as activists packed the chambers.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 12:35 PM

Hennepin Av. crosswalks may get color

Read more of this blog at startribune.com/local/blogs.Hennepin Avenue’s crosswalks may one day feature colors and patterns under a proposal by...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Late-night water line break shuts down Holidazzle market

An unanticipated gush of water in the middle of the night washed out business Monday at the Holidazzle Village’s market...

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Cuts to Mpls. mayor's budget include $180K for minority leadership fund

Minneapolis Council cut $180K from grant program, rebuffed neighborhood fund changes.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 05:19 PM

Historic preservation could hinder Nye's development plan

The historic status of the buildings attached to Nye’s Polonaise Room is a new and significant wrinkle in the owners’ plans to close the landmark night spot and replace it with a massive apartment building.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Minneapolis bans indoor public e-cigarette use

The devices will be treated like tobacco in stores, restaurants and workplaces.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 09:49 PM

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