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

35 mayoral candidates in Minneapolis again? Not likely

Higher fees would mean fewer candidates, speeding ranked-choice vote count.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Heard this Mpls. proposal? Free earplugs at city's music venues

A proposed ordinance sponsored by new Council Member Jacob Frey would affect about 185 businesses in the city, largely bars and clubs that offer amplified music.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Minneapolis could get its first building made of shipping containers

The North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis is an eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee shops and brick warehouses converted into lofts...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Businesses likely to be affected by earplug ordinance

Below is map of nearly 200 class A and B on-sale liquor licenses in Minneapolis.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Minneapolis civil rights chief reappointment heads for council vote

Committee votes to approve reappointment of Velma Korbel after hearing positive and negative testimony.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 11:04 PM

T.P. Healy house in Minneapolis: Demolish or preserve?

The two-and-a-half-story building on 24th Street and Colfax Avenue was built more than 120 years ago by T.P. Healy, a master builder of Queen Anne style housing whose homes are scattered throughout south Minneapolis.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Minneapolis ordinance would put earplugs in music venues

An ordinance slated for a hearing at City Hall would require Minneapolis bars and restaurants with live music and dancing...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 02:04 PM

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

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