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

Mpls. heritage group denies Dinkytown demolition permits

City Council is likely to step in after buildings slated to make way for hotel were found to contribute to historically significant district.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Jan. 21: Minneapolis seeks more people, not more cars

City hopes to attract 100,000 new residents while advancing walking, biking, taking transit.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 04:35 PM

Size of proposed 6-story hotel in Dinkytown a big concern

Critics also object to demolition of buildings that maintain the area’s “pedestrian scale.”

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Ruling throws $10M wrench in suit over east downtown park

Activists suing the city of Minneapolis over a deal to build a park on the east edge of downtown received...

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 10:24 PM

Donors will bankroll Mpls. Mayor Hodges' free inaugural bash

All of Minneapolis is on the list for Betsy Hodges’ free inaugural event. Donors will pick up the tab.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 06:30 PM

Minneapolis crisis chief's 2011 departure remains a mystery

The city of Minneapolis has taken more than seven months to reveal why a top official abruptly departed in 2011,...

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Minneapolis' only internal auditor leaving next week

The departure of top watchdog Magdy Mossaad leaves the city’s audit department in limbo.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Mayor Hodges, city council off to a raucous start in Minneapolis

Activists among crowd gathered at ceremony for council members, new mayor.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 07:22 AM

Ex-Minneapolis Mayor Rybak hospitalized after heart attack

Rybak went to Abbott Northwestern Hospital about 1 p.m. by ambulance after cross-country skiing.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:24 PM

Economy on her side, Mayor Hodges take Minneapolis helm

Betsy Hodges will have time to look beyond the budget and focus on a broader agenda, such as closing racial disparities in education and jobs.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:29 AM

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