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

Minneapolis City Council panel approves Nicollet Avenue plan

Minneapolis City Council committee takes first steps toward unraveling 1970s planning move, but Kmart will play a big part in what happens near Lake St. store.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 05:19 AM

Rep. Kahn leaves DFL convention without endorsement

Political newcomer Mohamud Noor won enough support to deny the State Capitol veteran the DFL endorsement.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 11:59 AM

Minneapolis parking lots might get spruced up

City Hall has banned new surface parking lots downtown. Now it’s pushing to enforce existing requirements for landscaping.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 05:25 AM

Kahn vs. Noor: DFL veteran in showdown with Minneapolis upstart

Kahn’s long Capitol tenure may hinge on Saturday’s convention vs. challenger Noor.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 10:38 PM

Ordinance requiring free earplugs moves forward in Minneapolis

But First Avenue says the requirement cuts into its profits selling about 10,000 pairs of earplugs a year, making about $4,000 for the club.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Historic Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis reborn as living quarters

An engineer helped transform the blighted Abbott Hospital building into 123 apartments just outside downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 06:24 AM

Crash data show where Minneapolis walkers are hit

In Minneapolis, pedestrians were hit by vehicles more than 900 times between 2010 and 2013.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 10:28 AM

Minneapolis proposal would relight iconic Pillsbury sign

New life for Minneapolis landmark coincides with redevelopment of “A” Mill

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:48 PM

35 mayoral candidates in Minneapolis again? Not likely

Higher fees would mean fewer candidates, speeding ranked-choice vote count.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Heard this Mpls. proposal? Free earplugs at city's music venues

A proposed ordinance sponsored by new Council Member Jacob Frey would affect about 185 businesses in the city, largely bars and clubs that offer amplified music.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 03:39 PM

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