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 has new mayor, for the first time in 12 years

Betsy Hodges was sworn in before a room full of kids and city officials, signaling a focus on young people.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 11:04 PM

New Mpls. City Council members: Energetic with their own passions

A diverse group of seven new members will be sworn in on Jan. 6, joining new Mayor Betsy Hodges in a big political makeover.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 11:50 AM

Barb Johnson likely to stay at top of Minneapolis City Council

President since 2006 said she has enough votes if she is challenged.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 05:54 AM

Mpls. attorney claims she was ‘oogled by scores of men’

Wins settlement of $32,500 from Minneapolis.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Dec. 14: $400M plan for Downtown East clears City Hall

The mixed-use development is expected to transform the stadium area.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:10 PM

$400 million Downtown East deal is left hanging amid a legal challenge

Judge weighs suit over projects adjacent to new Vikings stadium.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Lawsuit challenges Minneapolis financing of Downtown East project

The proposed development would cover five blocks in the shadow of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium and features two office towers, up to 400 apartments, retail shops, a public park and a parking ramp.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:26 AM

Minneapolis budget provides first property tax levy decline in 3 decades

The property tax accounts for about 43 percent of a typical tax bill, city staff said Wednesday.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:24 AM

Golfers could shout it (‘Fore!’) from Minneapolis parking ramp rooftops

The privately funded plan involves building a new story atop two publicly owned downtown parking ramps near Target Field and covering it with multicolored fabric.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:54 AM

Minneapolis city committee votes to forgive $1.5M in debt for Midtown

Mayor R.T. Rybak has been pushing to help rescue the finances of Midtown Global Market — one of his signature achievements as mayor — before he leaves office at the end of the year.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:41 AM

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