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 firms up plans for new Holidazzle Village, market with fee

The centerpiece of the event, a daily Minneapolis Christmas Market, will be located in Peavey Plaza and cost between $3 and $6 to enter. The Village is free.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 11:41 PM

City seeks opinions on north Minneapolis greenway proposal

The city wants to hear concerns such as loss of on-street parking balanced against a vision of active living for...

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 08:05 PM

Minneapolis to test mobile parking payment

Minneapolis will be field testing the new technology this year.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 10:17 PM

Minneapolis sticks with Ryan for developing land near Vikings stadium

Eager to get started on the last part of the Downtown East project, council accepted a lower payment.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 09:31 PM

Aug. 31, 2012: Dealer uses Mpls. license plate data in car repo

In what may be a first, a business used the records collected by police.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:57 PM

Aug. 17, 2012: City cameras track anyone, even Minneapolis Mayor Rybak

As a Star Tribune public records request shows, knowing someone's license plate number gives anyone access to city data about where that vehicle has been seen.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:55 PM

St. Anthony Falls lab's redo is done

Read more of this blog at startribune.com/local/blogs.The Mississippi River is no longer the primary driver of industry in Minneapolis, but...

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 06:14 PM

Ryan sweetens deal for project near Vikings stadium

Developer adjusted its proposal after Vikings made last-minute offer for parcel next to ramp.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:25 PM

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory completes renovation

The University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory harnesses the power of the river to drive scientific research inside the...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 05:58 PM

St. Anthony Falls lab completes renovation

Beside the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, major research is underway at the University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory....

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 04:20 PM

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