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

Tuthill seeks Mpls. council re-election minus party nod

DFL Party calls Uptown council member’s decision “miscalculated.”

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Minneapolis mayoral hopeful Mark Andrew wants solar panels on city buildings

He says Minneapolis should lead by example, help build green jobs.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 08:40 PM

North side DFLers endorse no one for Minneapolis Council

Four candidates will run in November for Don Samuels’ City Council seat, the only open seat without an endorsed candidate.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Minnesota House passes protections on vehicle tracking, data misuse

House bill would limit use of data from license plate readers, which cops use to spot criminals.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 10:55 PM

$400 million plan would reshape downtown east

The five-block area would become home to two, 20-story office towers spanning 1.2 million square feet of space.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 09:17 PM

Public can help reshape Minneapolis' Washington Avenue

Bicycle advocates and others say the redesign of part of Washington Avenue should include dedicated bike and pedestrian lanes.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 05:21 AM

Proposed project for Star Tribune property to be unveiled Tuesday

Ryan Cos. will detail its plans for possible development of the property near the Vikings stadium.

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Smart Cars, HourCar, ZipCar coming soon to City of Lakes

On-street spots will be available to several vendors, including Hourcar.

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Anti-incumbent momentum continues in Minneapolis

Fourth council member leaves ward convention without endorsement amid crowded mayor’s race.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Minneapolis auditor: A lonely job

Office of the city’s financial watchdog is temporarily down to just one auditor. Similar-sized cities have higher staffing levels.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 06:20 AM

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