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 civil rights chief reappointment heads for council vote

Committee votes to approve reappointment of Velma Korbel after hearing positive and negative testimony.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 11:04 PM

T.P. Healy house in Minneapolis: Demolish or preserve?

The two-and-a-half-story building on 24th Street and Colfax Avenue was built more than 120 years ago by T.P. Healy, a master builder of Queen Anne style housing whose homes are scattered throughout south Minneapolis.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Minneapolis ordinance would put earplugs in music venues

An ordinance slated for a hearing at City Hall would require Minneapolis bars and restaurants with live music and dancing...

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

Rybak wades into intraparty DFL fight, endorsing Mohamud Noor

Former Mpls. mayor endorses Noor over Kahn in House race.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Safety changes sought at site of pedestrian death near Lake Calhoun

The city’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee offered a list of improvements Tuesday they’d like to see for a key intersection near...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Plan to develop key Lake Street site revived

Housing, office, retail and home for a farmers market would replace aging school district building.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:01 PM

March 8: Home teardowns halted in southwest Mpls.

Temporary halt in several SW neighborhoods will provide more time for study.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 02:31 AM

March 5: Mpls. City Council votes against LRT tunnels

Minneapolis City Council opposes digging tunnels for contentious light-rail line.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Lyft ride-sharing dodges City Hall clampdown with free promotion

For now, the service avoids “for hire” definition by offering users in Minneapolis two weeks of free service.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Custody of north Minneapolis man's chickens heads to court

Cheng Lor wants his 15 birds back after the city seized them over suspicions of cockfighting. The Hennepin County attorney’s office is reviewing the matter for possible felony animal fighting charges, but in the interim Lor has launched a legal fight to retrieve the animals.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 10:26 AM

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