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

Construction costs put squeeze on Target Center project

Some features may be scaled back in $99 million arena overhaul.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 08:06 PM

More informative Metro Transit bus stops coming to a corner near you

New Metro Transit signage will carry much more information.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Sudden windfall a test for Mpls., neighborhoods

City weighs best methods to engage residents as some scrutinize unspent funds.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 03:07 PM

May: Target Center makeover unveiled

Construction could begin on the $97 million project next spring.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 03:07 PM

Minneapolis readies website to visualize city budget

Hoping to better convey with constituents how the city spends its money, Minneapolis officials are preparing a new website that will visualize the city’s $1.2 billion budget.

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Artists want Hodges to reconsider cuts to arts funding

Mayor Hodges’ proposal for no new money for public art in 2015 draws backlash.

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Met Council board not big transit riders, survey finds

Members get free passes for mass transit, but few use perk, survey indicates. Staff are more frequent bus, train riders.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 11:47 AM

Minneapolis seeks 'iconic' high-rise for Nicollet Hotel block

The city will accept nothing shorter than a 20-story building, according to a request for proposals released Wednesday.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:20 PM

April 26: Mpls. City Council votes to recognize 'Indigenous People's Day'

Future generations may have a different vision of the second Monday in October, following a Minneapolis City Council vote Friday to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on what is now Columbus Day.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Tool for Minneapolis residents to shape development clears hurdle

New designation could help Minneapolitans shape neighborhood development.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:58 PM

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