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 man survives – and thrives – without a car

Selling my car has shown me it’s possible to live without one — and to enjoy a city I’d previously experienced at 30 miles an hour.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 04:42 PM

Growth forecast sprouts conflict as cities vie for development dollars

The Met Council plan envisions growth on edges of the metro area, but Minneapolis officials disagree.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Tensions with taxis rise over Lyft, UberX regulations

Taxi industry representatives await public hearing later this month regarding legalization of apps like Lyft and UberX.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 06:48 AM

Goodbye, Columbus? Minneapolis City Council rethinks holiday

Council will vote to rename the holiday “Indigenous People’s Day” on all city communications.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Housing shortage sends some Minneapolis seniors to suburbs

The City Council launched a new initiative last year aimed at spurring a new senior development in all 13 wards by 2025, a process they are backing with special pots of money and a map of ideal sites.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Minneapolis City Council panel approves Nicollet Avenue plan

Minneapolis City Council committee takes first steps toward unraveling 1970s planning move, but Kmart will play a big part in what happens near Lake St. store.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 05:19 AM

Rep. Kahn leaves DFL convention without endorsement

Political newcomer Mohamud Noor won enough support to deny the State Capitol veteran the DFL endorsement.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 11:59 AM

Minneapolis parking lots might get spruced up

City Hall has banned new surface parking lots downtown. Now it’s pushing to enforce existing requirements for landscaping.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 05:25 AM

Kahn vs. Noor: DFL veteran in showdown with Minneapolis upstart

Kahn’s long Capitol tenure may hinge on Saturday’s convention vs. challenger Noor.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 10:38 PM

Ordinance requiring free earplugs moves forward in Minneapolis

But First Avenue says the requirement cuts into its profits selling about 10,000 pairs of earplugs a year, making about $4,000 for the club.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 05:37 AM

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