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

In Minneapolis, three council members are on the ropes

Three council members face formidable foes, shifting demographics.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 01:53 PM

Spending in Minneapolis mayoral race likely to ratchet up

A new independent committee can pour unlimited funds into efforts backing Mark Andrew.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Ward 6 propels high numbers of absentee votes in Minneapolis

Streetcar funding debated and details few on how candidates raise money.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:10 PM

Minneapolis picks streetcars for Nicollet-to-Northeast line

The full Minneapolis council will vote next week to endorse the “starter” line.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 11:59 PM

Judge rules state not liable for snooping into records at DNR

A federal judge dismissed class action claims against the state regarding an employee who allegedly snooped into driver’s license information.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 11:15 PM

Ballots available in Mpls. races

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Voters can get a look at the two-sided ballot with its 35 mayoral candidates.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Education top priority for Minneapolis residents

Poll results are playing out in mayoral campaigns.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:27 AM

Poll: No clear leader among 35 Minneapolis mayoral hopefuls

Crowded ballot, ranked voting create unpredictable mayoral race in Minneapolis.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:24 AM

Mayoral candidate causes stir with viral swimsuit picture

In ad, Jeffrey Wagner wades ashore, then rips campaign spending.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 09:44 PM

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