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 demise sparks concern about North 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: November 22, 2014, - 10:33 PM

Minneapolis neighborhood groups want a voice in how windfall money is used

In a first test of the city’s relationship with communities, various leaders ask to have say in how excess money is used.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Hodges: #pointergate shows rift over police misconduct

Mayor says #pointergate has revealed a rift over whether police misconduct is a problem.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Minneapolis council airs blunt talk about North Side problems

Mayor, some council members spar over entrenched issues and “Promise Zone” application.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:17 PM

'Accessory' dwellings head to Mpls. Council

New Mpls. measure would allow rental properties in attics, back yards or over garages.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 07:36 PM

#pointergate reveals deeper City Hall rift between city, police union

Tensions between police union and Mayor Hodges may trace back to her council actions.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Minneapolis hones list of problem landlords

A new metric helps the city focus on those properties with numerous or recurring issues.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Critics gang up after finger gets pointed at Minneapolis mayor

An allegation that Mayor Betsy Hodges displayed a gang sign in a photo with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change canvasser Navell Gordon set off a social media firestorm.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Surly wins initial approval for taproom license

Surly Brewing drew one step closer to opening its Prospect Park destination brewery Monday with initial approval of its taproom license at City Hall.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 11:16 PM

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