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

Sign-up period begins for Mpls. organics pickup

Program will be fully in place throughout city by 2016.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 07:18 PM

Met Council: $2.8B for transit will help bus system

Proposal to be included in governor’s budget plan released Monday.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 02:08 PM

Removing inch of snow in Mpls costs $202K; in St. Paul it's $137K

Snow removal and preparation present different challenges to St. Paul (no alley plowing) and Minneapolis (more streets).

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 10:12 AM

Profit estimates for parking ramps near Vikings stadium may be inflated

Documents reveal that city parking officials felt first-year profit projections for the ramps were overly optimistic. They also show the Vikings are entitled to free usage of 1,400 spaces on game days, for any future professional soccer games and up to 10 other events.

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 01:24 PM

West Broadway site will be a key test for north Minneapolis housing

West Broadway units could be among the first on North Side that aren’t subsidized.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 01:29 PM

Walgreens developer outbids city for piece of land at Kmart site

Minneapolis asks Semper to pursue a multifaceted project.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 11:19 PM

Icebox Days warm spirits in International Falls

In International Falls, midwinter follies merrily test sanity’s limits

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 07:13 AM

Mpls. seeks 'signature' artwork for Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall renovation budget includes $500,000 for public art.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 11:10 PM

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

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