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

July 8: Legal disputes escalate in Kahn-Noor race

DFL primary for legislative post has divided Minneapolis’ Somali-American community.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:26 AM

Hundreds of metro bus stops have thousands seeking shelters

A Metro Transit analysis shows 462 Twin Cities stops qualify for shelters, but don't have them. The need for shelters is starkest downtown, down Franklin Avenue and along Penn and Fremont avenues on the North Side.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 09:46 AM

Couple killed in Cannon Falls crash are identified

Authorities said the trooper was responding to an injury crash when a vehicle pulled out in front of his squad car as he drove through Cannon Falls.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:25 PM

Driver of bus on Nicollet Mall sidewalk dies

Witness saw bus driver’s eyes rolling back before driver lost control of a Metro Transit bus.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:33 AM

July 1: Taxi firms want limits on Lyft, UberX rates

Companies’ criticism comes as Minneapolis is updating city regulations.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 09:33 PM

July1: Vote probe aimed at 419 Cedar Avenue S.

The Hennepin County attorney’s office is investigating whether a private mailbox center in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has been improperly used as an address for more than 140 voters.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 09:45 AM

June 29: Taxi drivers skirting Minneapolis laws

Refusing short fares, credit cards and people of color are a few of the infractions.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Mpls. downtown countdown to 2025 means more Holidazzle

A proposal to replace the Holidazzle parade with a winter marketplace is just one component of a larger Downtown Council...

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 05:51 AM

Kmart, landlord and city of Minneapolis meet for first time in 30 years

Talks to reopen Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street appear to be progressing.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Costs of All-Star game in Minneapolis could go out of the park

The city’s tourism bureau, Meet Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Twins have also both refused a Star Tribune request to release the Twins’ bid to host the game.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 10:30 PM

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