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

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

Hodges controls Minneapolis mayor's race

Hodges won more than 36% of first-choice votes in the race, which used ranked-choice voting. Final results won’t be known until today, when second-and third-choice votes are tabulated.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:00 PM

Big contributors hope to influence Minneapolis mayoral race

A look at donations in the mayoral race offers hints of future alliances.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Two Minneapolis mayoral candidates dominate fundraising

Mark Andrew’s sum easily outstrips that of second-place rival Betsy Hodges.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 02:45 PM

Minneapolis City Council could see up to 7 new faces

The 13-member body also could gain its first Hispanic member or first Socialist in years.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:31 AM

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