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

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

Mpls. readies new limits on the largest megahomes

Minneapolis city leaders are considering dramatic new building restrictions that would clamp down on the largest megahomes popping up in...

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Open data policy heads to Mpls. City Council

Council panel will hear proposal to allow easier access to info from various departments.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 07:58 PM

City gave league free rent, discounted services for All-Star FanFest

The city waived $258,850 in rental fees for the 5-day baseball enthusiast event. MLB also got steep discounts for convention center security, audiovisual rentals, vacuuming and food.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Hodges picks state official for Minneapolis coordinator post

Key job oversees number of city departments

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Light rail inspires futuristic vision for U area

The arrival of light rail to the University of Minnesota has conjured dreams of remaking a forgotten industrial area into a self-sustaining neighborhood, one that planners say would be unlike any other in the country.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Mpls. OKs giving passengers a Lyft

Car services such as UberX let people chauffeur own vehicles, finding passengers on apps.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 09:41 PM

Minneapolis' 4,000 crosswalks keep fading to black

City leaders are considering whether to transition from latex paint to the use of more durable — and expensive — materials. These heavy-duty crosswalks would be melted onto the street with heaters, in some cases, or just glued there.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 07:58 AM

Minneapolis has its game face ready for All-Star spotlight

Years of planning and work are about to fulfilled as Minneapolis takes advantage of the showcase that is the Midsummer Classic.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Lyft, UberX, new taxi rules get initial OK in Minneapolis

The full City Council will vote on the measure next week.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 11:33 PM

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