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

Bottineau LRT stops draw skepticism from Golden Valley neighbors

Crime, parking and traffic were among residents’ concerns about the Blue Line extension, scheduled to open in 2021.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 08:23 PM

How old is enough for a building to be historic?

Preservationists debate whether buildings from the 1950s and '60s merit the same distinction as structures that are much older.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:13 AM

Will busy roads ruin Minneapolis' new downtown park?

Park and Portland avenues are likely to remain open after the 4.2-acre, $15 million Commons is constructed in downtown Minneapolis. But neighbors worry the green space could become unpleasantly divided into several segments.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:11 AM

Dayton taps Dorfman, Letofsky, Barber for Met Council

Reshuffling jettisons two existing members of the board

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 07:48 PM

Recovery housing for historic Minneapolis home draws resistance

Critics fight Pillsbury mansion becoming yet another treatment facility in their part of the city

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 09:34 AM

Minneapolis moves to shut down low-rent landlord

Mahmood Khan said he’s appealing the attempt to revoke his licenses.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 09:26 AM

Nov. 9, 2014: Minneapolis hones list of problem landlords

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

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 11:12 PM

Feb. 14, 2015: Problem landlords may face Mpls. fee hike

Minneapolis proposal aims to shift burden to properties that consume the most staff time.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 11:09 PM

To save on IT outsourcing, Minneapolis takes over help desk

The city is ending 12-year contract with Unisys.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 09:02 PM

Met Council takes on contentious divide over streetcar

Wednesday's meeting kicked off a debate that will ultimately determine whether they are a worthwhile investment for the region.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 05:56 AM

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