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 tows fewer cars in southwest area in snow emergencies

It turns out that cars in the southwest corner of the city rarely get towed during a snow emergency.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 09:50 AM

Mpls. City Council votes to preserve Dinkytown building, ending hotel plans

City Council blocked effort to demolish 1920s brick building to make way for the six-story hotel.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:55 PM

Father, 2 kids escape N. Mpls. duplex blaze that killed 5 siblings

A neighbor who escaped said that as she watched firefighters, her heart sank: “No kids were coming out.”

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Vote leaves Dinkytown hotel in limbo

A key City Council committee voted to stop demolition of a building that will be studied for its historic value...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Amid more controversy, Somali-dominated DFL caucus rescheduled

To avoid the chaos that broke out at the Somali-dominated site, neutral conveners have been picked, along with a new...

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:55 PM

Documents reveal chaotic Mpls. tenure for Rocco Forte

Bullying, retribution and favoritism were common on the job, found a long-awaited investigation into ex-Minneapolis official Rocco Forte.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Caucus chaos raises questions for Somali-American community

Tuesday night’s altercation ended a Minneapolis caucus early and raised questions for Somali-Americans.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 12:46 AM

Minneapolis sees civic push for open data

More accessible public records could produce online tools and apps, changing the way the city operates.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul mayors pledge to end veteran homelessness

The mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis gave themselves a year on Friday to end veteran homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 09:03 PM

What bad weather? Minneapolis tourism expects boost in visitors

High-profile draws coming to town this year include everything from baseball’s All-Star Game to a Shriners convention.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:08 PM

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