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

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory completes renovation

The University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory harnesses the power of the river to drive scientific research inside the...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 05:58 PM

St. Anthony Falls lab completes renovation

Beside the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, major research is underway at the University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory....

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 04:20 PM

Minneapolis Park Board warns of funding shortfalls

Neighborhood rec centers and parks are “heart and soul” of system, director says, but costs are rising faster than city dollars.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 02:04 PM

Vikings, Ryan at odds over downtown development

Team owners offer new development proposal for land across from stadium

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Minneapolis prepares for major composting test

Implementing organics recycling will cost 100,000 homes an extra $48 a year.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Sitting pretty: Benches are a boon to Minneapolis company

One company has controlled Twin Cities bus bench market for over 50 years. A new Minneapolis City Council member wants to rethink that arrangement and generate additional revenue for the city.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:14 PM

July 7: Hundreds of metro bus stops have thousands seeking shelters

A Star Tirbune analysis shows 462 Twin Cities stops qualify for shelters, but don't have them. The need for shelters is starkest downtown, down Franklin Avenue and along Penn and Fremont avenues on the North Side.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 09:38 PM

W. River Parkway in Minneapolis to remain closed until 2015

Repairs can’t be made until after winter on key section of West River Pkwy., closed by mudslide.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:56 AM

East Hennepin residents, businesses want to end one-ways

While residents seem ready, county officials not persuaded the change is necessary.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Despite snags, Southwest light-rail line clears a milestone

The controversial line was approved by the Minneapolis City Council in a 10-3 vote.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:33 AM

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