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

Mpls. Election notebook: Mayoral candidates chime in on picks

Top mayoral candidates are still reticent about sharing their second and third choices for mayor, but they are offering more...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 10:21 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Don Samuels

Big ideas: Focusing primarily on education and public safety. Wants to connect personally with parents and impose better academic benchmarks....

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:37 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Jackie Cherryhomes

Big ideas: Would institute a “zero tolerance” policy for downtown crime and offer incentives for problem-free bars. Wants to fund...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:37 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Gary Schiff

June 19: Schiff drops out of mayoral raceBig ideas: Wants the city to work with contractors that employ Minneapolis residents....

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:36 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Betsy Hodges

Big ideas: Wants to focus on closing education, employment and geographic “gaps.” Her strategy includes having the health department expand...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:35 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Cam Winton

Big ideas: Hire 100-plus police officers using savings from consolidating city and county back-office services. Believes City Hall should focus...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 01:35 PM

Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Mark Andrew

Big ideas: Wants Minneapolis to be the “greenest” city in the country. Seeks a “reinvention” of the riverfront...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 12:33 PM

Minnesota Orchestra: Former political rivals offer lockout solution

Campaign Notebook: Orchestra lockout, minimum wage and affordable housing take center stage.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 03:28 AM

Fight over Peavey Plaza settled: it will be rehabbed

Preservationists had sued to save the space on Nicollet Mall. One idea is for a water feature that can be...

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Rock County driver-data snooping settlement: $2 million

A Rock County employee allegedly made 4,000-plus personal searches in state driver’s license records.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 05:14 AM

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