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

Vote expected soon on expanding Car2Go to St. Paul

But City Council has questions before Car2Go expansion vote.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Big names helped bankroll Minneapolis mayor's inaugural ball

Top donor to Hodges’ “One Minneapolis Inaugural” was Target, which gave $10,000.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 08:35 AM

Cleaner chemical leaking into south Mpls. mall

Regulators threaten to act over contamination in an area that includes a day-care center.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:45 PM

State fire marshal details start of Mpls. fire that killed 5 kids

Fire marshal didn’t cite cause in Mpls. blaze. Metal likely from a space heater will be studied later.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 10:13 PM

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

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