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

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

For sale: Historic Minneapolis fire station

Minneapolis officials are seeking development ideas for a somewhat unique property in north Minneapolis: A 74-year-old former fire station.The fire...

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 07:25 PM

Dayton budget threatens Minneapolis Park Board cuts over Southwest light-rail stand

The governor says the board has been using tax dollars to ‘obstruct progress’

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 11:01 PM

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

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