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

Rybak wades into intraparty DFL fight, endorsing Mohamud Noor

Former Mpls. mayor endorses Noor over Kahn in House race.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Safety changes sought at site of pedestrian death near Lake Calhoun

The city’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee offered a list of improvements Tuesday they’d like to see for a key intersection near...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Plan to develop key Lake Street site revived

Housing, office, retail and home for a farmers market would replace aging school district building.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:01 PM

March 8: Home teardowns halted in southwest Mpls.

Temporary halt in several SW neighborhoods will provide more time for study.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 02:31 AM

March 5: Mpls. City Council votes against LRT tunnels

Minneapolis City Council opposes digging tunnels for contentious light-rail line.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Lyft ride-sharing dodges City Hall clampdown with free promotion

For now, the service avoids “for hire” definition by offering users in Minneapolis two weeks of free service.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Custody of north Minneapolis man's chickens heads to court

Cheng Lor wants his 15 birds back after the city seized them over suspicions of cockfighting. The Hennepin County attorney’s office is reviewing the matter for possible felony animal fighting charges, but in the interim Lor has launched a legal fight to retrieve the animals.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 10:26 AM

Lyft car service to start up despite Minneapolis feud

Ahead of launch Thursday by car-sharing business, city says it has not given its OK and will ticket and impound cars.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 10:36 AM

Dad who lost five children in Minneapolis fire blames landlord

Troy Lewis said he told the landlord about the problem, but the landlord said Lewis never complained about heat problems.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:44 PM

High hopes for development unfulfilled for Minneapolis' Hi-Lake LRT stop

But new city leadership brings fresh interest in development.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 03:12 PM

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