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

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

Pay-by-phone parking could soon come to Minneapolis

Paying for parking in Minneapolis? There may soon be an app for that.City staff members are preparing to solicit proposals...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Proposal would shape Minneapolis development in 'conservation districts'

The creation of “conservation districts” in Minneapolis is seen as a way for neighborhoods to block developments deemed out of...

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Minneapolis city debt will tick up after 10-year decline

Increase is largely due to the Downtown East project.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Mpls. heritage group denies Dinkytown demolition permits

City Council is likely to step in after buildings slated to make way for hotel were found to contribute to historically significant district.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:06 PM

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