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

Lake Harriet wine, beer OK’d

Minneapolis City Council panel signs off on plan for Bread & Pickle , the eatery next to the band shell,...

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Minneapolis DFL drops city council veterans

Robert Lilligren abandoned his endorsement bid in the Sixth Ward, where challenger Abdi Warsame won the delegates’ support.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 11:34 AM

Changing face of Minneapolis is evident in caucus attendance

East African immigrants were a strong presence at many DFL caucuses.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 11:25 AM

A new Nicollet Mall? It’s a contest

The redesign will rely largely on state bonding dollars, which haven’t been approved.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 10:51 PM

April 16: Surly buys Minneapolis site for $20 million

The company bought land for a “destination brewery” in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood that could open by 2014.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 05:19 PM

Minneapolis proposal would relax liquor rules on restaurants

City Council proposal would relax requirements that restaurants outside of downtown earn at least 60 percent of their income from...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 10:04 PM

Rybak goes back to the future, one more time

In his final state of the city address, the Minneapolis mayor said he imagines a larger, more diverse city (with...

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 09:02 AM

Minneapolis, St. Paul to get more state help

After rare accord between metro and rural cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul are set to receive the first increase in...

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 11:43 PM

3 people killed, 5 injured in rollover crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

All of the dead and injured had been in a 2000 Toyota Sienna. Three of the victims, including one child, remained in critical condition.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 12:06 AM

Betsy Hodges officially launches bid for Mpls. mayor

City Council budget chair says the city is “poised to take advantage of this economic recovery.”

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 08:42 PM

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