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

Jan. 21: Minneapolis seeks more people, not more cars

City hopes to attract 100,000 new residents while advancing walking, biking, taking transit.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 04:35 PM

Size of proposed 6-story hotel in Dinkytown a big concern

Critics also object to demolition of buildings that maintain the area’s “pedestrian scale.”

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Ruling throws $10M wrench in suit over east downtown park

Activists suing the city of Minneapolis over a deal to build a park on the east edge of downtown received...

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 10:24 PM

Donors will bankroll Mpls. Mayor Hodges' free inaugural bash

All of Minneapolis is on the list for Betsy Hodges’ free inaugural event. Donors will pick up the tab.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 06:30 PM

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

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