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 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

Supporters of Mpls. mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges launch PAC

Betsy Hodges supporters formed an outside group.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 08:14 PM

In Minneapolis, three council members are on the ropes

Three council members face formidable foes, shifting demographics.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 01:53 PM

Spending in Minneapolis mayoral race likely to ratchet up

A new independent committee can pour unlimited funds into efforts backing Mark Andrew.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Ward 6 propels high numbers of absentee votes in Minneapolis

Streetcar funding debated and details few on how candidates raise money.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:10 PM

Minneapolis picks streetcars for Nicollet-to-Northeast line

The full Minneapolis council will vote next week to endorse the “starter” line.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 11:59 PM

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