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

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

Vikings stadium foes need Hail Mary

Court hearing exposes challenges facing mayoral candidate Doug Mann’s attempt to force Minneapolis stadium referendum.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 08:14 PM

Aug. 19: Driver's license snooping gets costly for taxpayers

Taxpayers could be on the hook for millions if lawsuits over cops and others looking at driver’s license information succeed.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 10:06 AM

Judge: Federal suit should be tossed in fatal police shooting

Recommendation said that the father of a man who was shot to death in 2009 had failed to comply with court orders and deadlines.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 11:27 PM

DWI enforcement campaign kicks off with 225 arrests

Police are beginning a two-week enforcement campaign.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 07:47 PM

Rybak proposes unprecedented 1% tax decrease

In his final budget speech, the mayor called for cutting Minneapolis’ property tax levy by 1 percent.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 05:36 AM

35 are running for job as Minneapolis mayor

The absence of a primary this year means that voters will see a long list of candidates on Election Day.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 09:12 PM

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