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

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

$400 million Downtown East deal is left hanging amid a legal challenge

Judge weighs suit over projects adjacent to new Vikings stadium.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Lawsuit challenges Minneapolis financing of Downtown East project

The proposed development would cover five blocks in the shadow of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium and features two office towers, up to 400 apartments, retail shops, a public park and a parking ramp.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:26 AM

Minneapolis budget provides first property tax levy decline in 3 decades

The property tax accounts for about 43 percent of a typical tax bill, city staff said Wednesday.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:24 AM

Golfers could shout it (‘Fore!’) from Minneapolis parking ramp rooftops

The privately funded plan involves building a new story atop two publicly owned downtown parking ramps near Target Field and covering it with multicolored fabric.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:54 AM

Minneapolis city committee votes to forgive $1.5M in debt for Midtown

Mayor R.T. Rybak has been pushing to help rescue the finances of Midtown Global Market — one of his signature achievements as mayor — before he leaves office at the end of the year.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:41 AM

Council to ponder reimbursing Samuels after FBI inquiry finds no wrongdoing

It focused on a potential conflict of interest in his role as council member and co-founder of Peace Foundation.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Strict height limits declined for Linden Hills

Minneapolis zoning panel refuses to cap new developments at three stories, but says they should fit in with their surroundings.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Minneapolis' Linden Hills pushes to limit building heights

Residents want to preserve the character of the neighborhood.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Sign feud could block Downtown East project near Vikings stadium

As more details are revealed, Wells Fargo and the Vikings remain at odds over signs near the new stadium.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 05:55 AM

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