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

Judge says core of lawsuit over Southwest light rail can move forward

Met Council, shown above, acted too fast on getting cities’ consent, judge rules, calling a Monday hearing.

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 06:32 AM

U-area pedestrian bridge could be replaced

Neighborhood wants crossing over 35W widened, illuminated.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 08:17 PM

Minneapolis calls for rethinking of Olson Hwy. to ensure LRT success

Minneapolis officials are calling for major changes to Olson Hwy. that would coincide with construction of the region’s fourth light-rail line, saying the existing seven-lane road through the North Side is “hostile” to people on foot.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 11:48 PM

Bottineau LRT stops draw skepticism from Golden Valley neighbors

Crime, parking and traffic were among residents’ concerns about the Blue Line extension, scheduled to open in 2021.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 08:23 PM

How old is enough for a building to be historic?

Preservationists debate whether buildings from the 1950s and '60s merit the same distinction as structures that are much older.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:13 AM

Will busy roads ruin Minneapolis' new downtown park?

Park and Portland avenues are likely to remain open after the 4.2-acre, $15 million Commons is constructed in downtown Minneapolis. But neighbors worry the green space could become unpleasantly divided into several segments.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:11 AM

Dayton taps Dorfman, Letofsky, Barber for Met Council

Reshuffling jettisons two existing members of the board

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 07:48 PM

Recovery housing for historic Minneapolis home draws resistance

Critics fight Pillsbury mansion becoming yet another treatment facility in their part of the city

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 09:34 AM

Minneapolis moves to shut down low-rent landlord

Mahmood Khan said he’s appealing the attempt to revoke his licenses.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 09:26 AM

Nov. 9, 2014: Minneapolis hones list of problem landlords

A new metric helps the city focus on those properties with numerous or recurring issues.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 11:12 PM

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