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

Cuts to Mpls. mayor's budget include $180K for minority leadership fund

Minneapolis Council cut $180K from grant program, rebuffed neighborhood fund changes.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 05:19 PM

Historic preservation could hinder Nye's development plan

The historic status of the buildings attached to Nye’s Polonaise Room is a new and significant wrinkle in the owners’ plans to close the landmark night spot and replace it with a massive apartment building.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Minneapolis bans indoor public e-cigarette use

The devices will be treated like tobacco in stores, restaurants and workplaces.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Dec. 4, 20014: Minneapolis affordable housing fund at $10.5M

For the first time, the Minneapolis City Council meets its annual goal.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Minneapolis neighborhood groups want a voice in how windfall money is used

In a first test of the city’s relationship with communities, various leaders ask to have say in how excess money is used.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Hodges: #pointergate shows rift over police misconduct

Mayor says #pointergate has revealed a rift over whether police misconduct is a problem.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Minneapolis council airs blunt talk about North Side problems

Mayor, some council members spar over entrenched issues and “Promise Zone” application.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 10:17 PM

'Accessory' dwellings head to Mpls. Council

New Mpls. measure would allow rental properties in attics, back yards or over garages.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 07:36 PM

#pointergate reveals deeper City Hall rift between city, police union

Tensions between police union and Mayor Hodges may trace back to her council actions.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 08:56 AM

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