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 City Hall faced tempest over tax increase

E-mails reveal southwest Minneapolis residents’ venting

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 07:01 AM

A year later, still no answers on cause of deadly New Year's fire

The investigation into what caused the Cedar-Riverside blaze, which killed three people, continues a year later.

Updated: January 01, 2015, - 01:50 PM

Repair costs for Minneapolis bridges could top $130 million

The price tag might top $130 million for the Third Avenue, 10th Avenue and Franklin Avenue bridges.

Updated: December 21, 2014, - 08:36 PM

Former Rep. Sabo questions federal share of Southwest LRT funding

While spending package has no direct impact on Southwest, 2016 could be a different story.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Grocery's end sparks concern about N. Side stagnation

A top city leader says the demise of Praxis Marketplace at Penn and Plymouth Avenues is emblematic of the failure of broader efforts to revitalize the North Side.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 10:19 AM

Sprucing up parking lots is uphill battle for Minneapolis

The city's plan hit a legal snag after a lot owner successfully challenged the city’s authority to enforce 1999 requirements on his older lots.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 10:15 PM

311 calls expose land of 10,000 urban gripes

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: The Star Tribune requested and analyzed three years of calls to the city’s non-emergency 311 line, broken down by category and address.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:17 AM

Minneapolis City Council passes budget, restores some funding

Cuts to energy and racial equity programs were restored after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate as activists packed the chambers.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 12:35 PM

Hennepin Av. crosswalks may get color

Read more of this blog at startribune.com/local/blogs.Hennepin Avenue’s crosswalks may one day feature colors and patterns under a proposal by...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Late-night water line break shuts down Holidazzle market

An unanticipated gush of water in the middle of the night washed out business Monday at the Holidazzle Village’s market...

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 11:12 PM

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