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

Mpls. OKs giving passengers a Lyft

Car services such as UberX let people chauffeur own vehicles, finding passengers on apps.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 09:41 PM

Minneapolis' 4,000 crosswalks keep fading to black

City leaders are considering whether to transition from latex paint to the use of more durable — and expensive — materials. These heavy-duty crosswalks would be melted onto the street with heaters, in some cases, or just glued there.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 07:58 AM

Minneapolis has its game face ready for All-Star spotlight

Years of planning and work are about to fulfilled as Minneapolis takes advantage of the showcase that is the Midsummer Classic.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Lyft, UberX, new taxi rules get initial OK in Minneapolis

The full City Council will vote on the measure next week.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 11:33 PM

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

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