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

June 9: ‘Yard’ not quite a public park

A February agreement gives the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority up to 80 days in a typical year to use the nearly two-block park to be built on land where the Star Tribune now sits.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Minneapolis filing fee likely headed to ballot

Without unanimous City Council vote, proposed increase for candidates heads back to charter commission.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Midtown Global Market edges toward independence

Occupancy, visitor numbers hit record high at Mpls. marketplace.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Colfax rooming house moves a step closer to demolition

Preservationists sought to protect 19th-century building from becoming apartments.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 08:28 PM

Vote expected soon on expanding Car2Go to St. Paul

But City Council has questions before Car2Go expansion vote.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Big names helped bankroll Minneapolis mayor's inaugural ball

Top donor to Hodges’ “One Minneapolis Inaugural” was Target, which gave $10,000.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 08:35 AM

Cleaner chemical leaking into south Mpls. mall

Regulators threaten to act over contamination in an area that includes a day-care center.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:45 PM

State fire marshal details start of Mpls. fire that killed 5 kids

Fire marshal didn’t cite cause in Mpls. blaze. Metal likely from a space heater will be studied later.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Wrongful death suit expected in fire that killed five in north Minneapolis

Family attorney says owner of north Minneapolis duplex is a likely defendant in suit, which could be filed by summer’s end.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Overtime increasing as Mpls. health inspectors scramble to keep up

Minneapolis food inspectors are working more overtime this year as they scramble to increase oversight of vendors at hundreds of...

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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