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

Andrew: Hodges peaked at right time

Minneapolis mayoral victor Betsy Hodges’ main rival said that she deserved credit for her tenacity and that she won “fair and square.”

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:18 PM

Hodges wins mayor's race, but slow count brings backlash

At 10:14 p.m. Thursday — more than 50 hours after the polls closed — officials finally confirmed that Betsy Hodges had been elected the next mayor of Minneapolis.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Betsy Hodges prepares to put vision, record to work

The presumptive next mayor of Minneapolis is a hard-nosed budget wonk whose campaign tapped organizational skills to build citywide appeal.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 12:47 AM

Hodges controls Minneapolis mayor's race

Hodges won more than 36% of first-choice votes in the race, which used ranked-choice voting. Final results won’t be known until today, when second-and third-choice votes are tabulated.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:00 PM

Big contributors hope to influence Minneapolis mayoral race

A look at donations in the mayoral race offers hints of future alliances.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Two Minneapolis mayoral candidates dominate fundraising

Mark Andrew’s sum easily outstrips that of second-place rival Betsy Hodges.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 02:45 PM

Minneapolis City Council could see up to 7 new faces

The 13-member body also could gain its first Hispanic member or first Socialist in years.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Oct. 29: Wolves, Mpls. strike deal Target Center upgrade

The face-lift will redesign the exterior of the 23-year-old building, create additional gathering spaces, improve pedestrian traffic flow, upgrade amenities, increase the seating capacity, add additional VIP clubs and fix loading dock problems.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Second choices may alter Minneapolis mayoral race

California cities show how ranked-choice voting can rearrange outcomes.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 07:50 AM

Tensions build as Minneapolis election nears

A public housing forum Thursday was largely tame until Mark Andrew shot back at Cam Winton’s answer to a question...

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 07:14 PM

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