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

Half of money in Minneapolis mayor's race not from city

The list includes trash haulers, Wall Street banker and bar and restaurant owners, according to a Star Tribune analysis.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 10:50 AM

Aug. 2: Like it or hate it, Mpls. Peavey Plaza will remain

Preservationists appear to have won battle against wrecking ball.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 08:38 PM

More than $1 million pouring into Minneapolis mayoral campaign

Candidates Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges have pulled in the most money so far in what is expected to be...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:51 AM

Bike cops make impact in downtown Minneapolis

The bike cops on the night shift break up fights, but they also offer up a friendlier face of a police force under fire.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 01:01 PM

Ride along with the MPD bike patrol

Take a ride with the Minneapolis Police Department's bike patrol through downtown on a busy night at bar close.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 10:32 PM

Smart cars will expand Minneapolis car sharing

City hopes that curbside parking and access to hundreds of Smart cars will persuade more drivers to ditch their vehicles.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 06:55 PM

Dinkytown development moratorium fails on tie vote

Move would have effectively blocked a proposed 70-unit apartment complex.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 11:54 PM

Lyft ride-share business is launched in St. Paul

City officials will allow the ride-share business but say it warrants more study. So far, it is prohibited in Minneapolis...

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Developer targets Dinkytown's main street

The proposal sets up a City Hall debate over the future of the University of Minnesota's retail district.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 12:42 AM

Minneapolis regulatory chief was accused of discrimination

City released documents on former regulatory chief Stubbs after May change in state law.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 01:24 PM

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