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

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

Hodges taps new development director

Nominee is director of business and economic development at the U.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 09:29 PM

June 24: Plan for Holidazzle replacement is voted down

Some Minneapolis City Council members questioned whether it was fair to fund the winter marketplace but not other events.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 10:01 AM

35W-Lake Street transit plan tweaked to allay concerns

2nd Avenue S. gets breathing room in plan for two-story station to serve rapid bus route.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Minneapolis to try to boost minority contractors

City cites stricter certification, limited pool for a big drop in share of municipal projects.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Divisive Minneapolis civil rights official in hot seat again

Text of 2013 speech raises new concerns over Velma Korbel’s management.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 09:47 PM

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