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. mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges also seeks social justice

A member of the Minneapolis City Council, she said her life changed after watching the Rodney King beating in 1992.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 06:42 AM

Mpls. mayoral candidate Dan Cohen back on the scene

He’s hoping that fierce opposition to the Vikings stadium deal and the promise of a downtown casino will bring him a political revival this fall.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:47 AM

Ranked-choice voting in Mpls. brings choices, confusion

Education campaigns are ramping up across the city to explain ranked-choice voting, a process of tabulating voters’ second and third preferences.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Mpls. Election notebook: Mayoral candidates chime in on picks

Top mayoral candidates are still reticent about sharing their second and third choices for mayor, but they are offering more...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 10:21 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Don Samuels

Big ideas: Focusing primarily on education and public safety. Wants to connect personally with parents and impose better academic benchmarks....

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:37 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Jackie Cherryhomes

Big ideas: Would institute a “zero tolerance” policy for downtown crime and offer incentives for problem-free bars. Wants to fund...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:37 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Gary Schiff

June 19: Schiff drops out of mayoral raceBig ideas: Wants the city to work with contractors that employ Minneapolis residents....

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:36 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Betsy Hodges

Big ideas: Wants to focus on closing education, employment and geographic “gaps.” Her strategy includes having the health department expand...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:35 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Cam Winton

Big ideas: Hire 100-plus police officers using savings from consolidating city and county back-office services. Believes City Hall should focus...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:35 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Mark Andrew

Big ideas: Wants Minneapolis to be the “greenest” city in the country. Seeks a “reinvention” of the riverfront...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 12:33 PM

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