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

Mpls council passes stadium bird resolution

Overseer of construction has refused to pay for special glass.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Mpls. Park Board now balks at Yard park downtown

Cost, Vikings use drive a debate over control of downtown park.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Edina city manager will join Mpls. audit committee

Suburb’s city manager accepts invitation to join Minneapolis’ audit committee.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Mpls. City Council might side with birds in Vikings stadium debate

The Minneapolis Council will consider a proposal supporting bird-safe glass for the Vikings facility.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 08:53 PM

Election officials go after voters listing mail centers as addresses

County election officials across the metro area are scrutinizing dozens of voter registrations tied to commercial mail centers after a probe in Minneapolis revealed a loophole in the state’s election system.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 06:55 AM

Mpls. readies new limits on the largest megahomes

Minneapolis city leaders are considering dramatic new building restrictions that would clamp down on the largest megahomes popping up in...

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Open data policy heads to Mpls. City Council

Council panel will hear proposal to allow easier access to info from various departments.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 07:58 PM

City gave league free rent, discounted services for All-Star FanFest

The city waived $258,850 in rental fees for the 5-day baseball enthusiast event. MLB also got steep discounts for convention center security, audiovisual rentals, vacuuming and food.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Hodges picks state official for Minneapolis coordinator post

Key job oversees number of city departments

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Light rail inspires futuristic vision for U area

The arrival of light rail to the University of Minnesota has conjured dreams of remaking a forgotten industrial area into a self-sustaining neighborhood, one that planners say would be unlike any other in the country.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 11:33 PM

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