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

Armory overhaul could start late summer

The plan calls for remaking the 1930s-era facility, now used for parking, into a live music venue.

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 10:10 PM

Gaps in insurance claimed for UberX taxi-style services

Minneapolis studying how to regulate the companies, which are new to the scene.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Preservationists sue to save 1893 Healy house in Minneapolis

The activists fighting to save the 15-unit rooming house on 24th Street and Colfax Avenue S. argued that it’s a natural resource under state law and should be saved.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 08:41 PM

Drivers flood Minneapolis hearing on Lyft, Uber

Cab companies are pushing back as Minneapolis considers legalizing app-based services.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Uptown’s Walker Library reborn – above ground

New building opens with iPads for rent, a children’s play area and extra meeting rooms.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 08:08 PM

Minneapolis man survives – and thrives – without a car

Selling my car has shown me it’s possible to live without one — and to enjoy a city I’d previously experienced at 30 miles an hour.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 04:42 PM

Growth forecast sprouts conflict as cities vie for development dollars

The Met Council plan envisions growth on edges of the metro area, but Minneapolis officials disagree.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Tensions with taxis rise over Lyft, UberX regulations

Taxi industry representatives await public hearing later this month regarding legalization of apps like Lyft and UberX.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 06:48 AM

Goodbye, Columbus? Minneapolis City Council rethinks holiday

Council will vote to rename the holiday “Indigenous People’s Day” on all city communications.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Housing shortage sends some Minneapolis seniors to suburbs

The City Council launched a new initiative last year aimed at spurring a new senior development in all 13 wards by 2025, a process they are backing with special pots of money and a map of ideal sites.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 05:47 AM

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