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.

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Father, 2 kids escape N. Mpls. duplex blaze that killed 5 siblings

A neighbor who escaped said that as she watched firefighters, her heart sank: “No kids were coming out.”

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Vote leaves Dinkytown hotel in limbo

A key City Council committee voted to stop demolition of a building that will be studied for its historic value...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Amid more controversy, Somali-dominated DFL caucus rescheduled

To avoid the chaos that broke out at the Somali-dominated site, neutral conveners have been picked, along with a new...

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:55 PM

Documents reveal chaotic Mpls. tenure for Rocco Forte

Bullying, retribution and favoritism were common on the job, found a long-awaited investigation into ex-Minneapolis official Rocco Forte.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Caucus chaos raises questions for Somali-American community

Tuesday night’s altercation ended a Minneapolis caucus early and raised questions for Somali-Americans.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 12:46 AM

Minneapolis sees civic push for open data

More accessible public records could produce online tools and apps, changing the way the city operates.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul mayors pledge to end veteran homelessness

The mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis gave themselves a year on Friday to end veteran homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 09:03 PM

What bad weather? Minneapolis tourism expects boost in visitors

High-profile draws coming to town this year include everything from baseball’s All-Star Game to a Shriners convention.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Pay-by-phone parking could soon come to Minneapolis

Paying for parking in Minneapolis? There may soon be an app for that.City staff members are preparing to solicit proposals...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Proposal would shape Minneapolis development in 'conservation districts'

The creation of “conservation districts” in Minneapolis is seen as a way for neighborhoods to block developments deemed out of...

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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