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

What bad weather? Minneapolis tourism expects boost in visitors

High-profile draws coming to town this year include everything from baseball’s All-Star Game to a Shriners convention.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Pay-by-phone parking could soon come to Minneapolis

Paying for parking in Minneapolis? There may soon be an app for that.City staff members are preparing to solicit proposals...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Proposal would shape Minneapolis development in 'conservation districts'

The creation of “conservation districts” in Minneapolis is seen as a way for neighborhoods to block developments deemed out of...

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Minneapolis city debt will tick up after 10-year decline

Increase is largely due to the Downtown East project.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 08:43 PM

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

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