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

Minneapolis crisis chief's 2011 departure remains a mystery

The city of Minneapolis has taken more than seven months to reveal why a top official abruptly departed in 2011,...

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Minneapolis' only internal auditor leaving next week

The departure of top watchdog Magdy Mossaad leaves the city’s audit department in limbo.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Mayor Hodges, city council off to a raucous start in Minneapolis

Activists among crowd gathered at ceremony for council members, new mayor.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 07:22 AM

Ex-Minneapolis Mayor Rybak hospitalized after heart attack

Rybak went to Abbott Northwestern Hospital about 1 p.m. by ambulance after cross-country skiing.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:24 PM

Economy on her side, Mayor Hodges take Minneapolis helm

Betsy Hodges will have time to look beyond the budget and focus on a broader agenda, such as closing racial disparities in education and jobs.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Minneapolis has new mayor, for the first time in 12 years

Betsy Hodges was sworn in before a room full of kids and city officials, signaling a focus on young people.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 11:04 PM

New Mpls. City Council members: Energetic with their own passions

A diverse group of seven new members will be sworn in on Jan. 6, joining new Mayor Betsy Hodges in a big political makeover.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 11:50 AM

Barb Johnson likely to stay at top of Minneapolis City Council

President since 2006 said she has enough votes if she is challenged.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 05:54 AM

Mpls. attorney claims she was ‘oogled by scores of men’

Wins settlement of $32,500 from Minneapolis.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Dec. 14: $400M plan for Downtown East clears City Hall

The mixed-use development is expected to transform the stadium area.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:10 PM

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