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

Kahn, Loon beat back primary challengers

Phyllis Kahn and Jenifer Loon held off primary challengers in high-profile legislative races.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:03 AM

400 Soundbar owner reportedly tells city he will close club

Site of shooting that wounded nine has a history of violent incidents.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:58 AM

Long-debated Linden Hills project clears key hurdle

Opposing neighbors bussed in people to testify at City Hall.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 05:51 AM

Plans to redo Hennepin-Lyndale bottleneck start to take shape

Minneapolis city officials are looking to revamp one of the most troublesome intersections in the city by reducing the number...

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 11:54 PM

After shying away from the spotlight, Hodges faces her first big test

After low-key first few months in office, mayor faces challenge and opportunity as she hammers out initial budget.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 07:16 AM

Mpls council passes stadium bird resolution

Overseer of construction has refused to pay for special glass.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Mpls. Park Board now balks at Yard park downtown

Cost, Vikings use drive a debate over control of downtown park.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Edina city manager will join Mpls. audit committee

Suburb’s city manager accepts invitation to join Minneapolis’ audit committee.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Mpls. City Council might side with birds in Vikings stadium debate

The Minneapolis Council will consider a proposal supporting bird-safe glass for the Vikings facility.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 08:53 PM

Election officials go after voters listing mail centers as addresses

County election officials across the metro area are scrutinizing dozens of voter registrations tied to commercial mail centers after a probe in Minneapolis revealed a loophole in the state’s election system.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 06:55 AM

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