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

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

Feb. 14, 2015: Problem landlords may face Mpls. fee hike

Minneapolis proposal aims to shift burden to properties that consume the most staff time.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 11:09 PM

To save on IT outsourcing, Minneapolis takes over help desk

The city is ending 12-year contract with Unisys.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 09:02 PM

Met Council takes on contentious divide over streetcar

Wednesday's meeting kicked off a debate that will ultimately determine whether they are a worthwhile investment for the region.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 05:56 AM

New delays for SW LRT with Met Council park analysis

If all goes smoothly for the project — which so far it has not — the line now would open at the tail end of 2019.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 01:50 PM

Lake-Hiawatha overhaul prepares for 2015 liftoff

First phase of the ambitious development project could be completed late next year.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 08:39 PM

$147 million later, Minneapolis looks at parting ways with IT vendor Unisys

The city of Minneapolis is cutting ties with the company behind its largest contract, IT provider Unisys, ending a relationship ultimately worth about $147 million to the Pennsylvania-based firm.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 10:23 AM

Downtown Minneapolis population up 22 percent over 2006

Increase noted over nine years, Downtown Council says.

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 08:34 PM

Minneapolis looks at easing parking space restrictions

Hoping to promote more affordable living options in the urban core, Minneapolis leaders may soon make way for a new...

Updated: February 01, 2015, - 09:53 AM

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