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

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

New housing off-limits for many in north Minneapolis

Major public intervention in the city’s poorest area has created a new generation of housing stock that some worry is...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Minneapolis mulling extra $3.5 million for Nicollet Mall project

The city may contribute $3.5M to fill gap left by Legislature, which approved $21.5M for the project.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 09:02 PM

400,000-plus call Minneapolis home

Minneapolis reaches a population milestone after decades of decline and then stagnation.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 05:31 AM

Tech firm to anchor MoZaic expansion in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood

Fast-growing Code42 would add daytime vitality to Uptown.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Minneapolis, hospitality industry already big winners from getting Super Bowl

The 2018 Super Bowl will bring millions of dollars in midwinter business to Minneapolis’ hospitality industry, but also exhibit a...

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 07:01 AM

Twin Cities bus changes promise faster service, better stops

A new kind of Twin Cities bus service that promises faster routes and improved stops is beginning to take shape.The...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Private manager considered for downtown Minneapolis park

The third-party group would consist of city, Park Board and community representatives

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Ice cream plant expansion bumps up against history

A Kemps project on W. Broadway in Minneapolis drew a colorful protest over plans to demolish a historic but vacant...

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:14 PM

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