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

Minneapolis may rescue Midtown Global Market

Outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is seeking nearly $1.8 million in city funds and loan forgiveness to rescue one of his administration’s signature projects.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 04:29 PM

Nov. 22: Ryan development races City Hall change

The City Council has not yet reviewed the details of the public financing package, primary office tenant Wells Fargo & Co. is demanding controversial signage and historic preservationists tried to save the Star Tribune building, which is in the middle of the project.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 12:32 PM

Vikings stadium ruling contradicts Rybak charter claim

It would have triggered a referendum on stadium deal, court says.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Target Center vote resurrects Vikings debate

Minneapolis City Council gave a green light to nearly $100 million in improvements and fought over whether law needed to...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Target Center deal headed for council approval

$100 million vote is expected on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 12:26 AM

Rybak, Hodges discuss transition

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and mayor-elect Betsy Hodges met Tuesday to discuss the transition.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 05:56 PM

Fractious issues await a new Minneapolis City Council

Along with seven newcomers, City Council will confront fractious issues in 2014.

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 08:24 AM

Andrew: Hodges peaked at right time

Minneapolis mayoral victor Betsy Hodges’ main rival said that she deserved credit for her tenacity and that she won “fair and square.”

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:18 PM

Hodges wins mayor's race, but slow count brings backlash

At 10:14 p.m. Thursday — more than 50 hours after the polls closed — officials finally confirmed that Betsy Hodges had been elected the next mayor of Minneapolis.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Betsy Hodges prepares to put vision, record to work

The presumptive next mayor of Minneapolis is a hard-nosed budget wonk whose campaign tapped organizational skills to build citywide appeal.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 12:47 AM

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