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

June 24: Plan for Holidazzle replacement is voted down

Some Minneapolis City Council members questioned whether it was fair to fund the winter marketplace but not other events.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 10:01 AM

35W-Lake Street transit plan tweaked to allay concerns

2nd Avenue S. gets breathing room in plan for two-story station to serve rapid bus route.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Minneapolis to try to boost minority contractors

City cites stricter certification, limited pool for a big drop in share of municipal projects.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Divisive Minneapolis civil rights official in hot seat again

Text of 2013 speech raises new concerns over Velma Korbel’s management.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 09:47 PM

‘Granny flats’ up for debate in Minneapolis

Council will weigh allowing the accessory dwelling units that have grown in popularity.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 08:00 PM

June 9: ‘Yard’ not quite a public park

A February agreement gives the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority up to 80 days in a typical year to use the nearly two-block park to be built on land where the Star Tribune now sits.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Minneapolis filing fee likely headed to ballot

Without unanimous City Council vote, proposed increase for candidates heads back to charter commission.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Midtown Global Market edges toward independence

Occupancy, visitor numbers hit record high at Mpls. marketplace.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Colfax rooming house moves a step closer to demolition

Preservationists sought to protect 19th-century building from becoming apartments.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 08:28 PM

Vote expected soon on expanding Car2Go to St. Paul

But City Council has questions before Car2Go expansion vote.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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