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

Costs of All-Star game in Minneapolis could go out of the park

The city’s tourism bureau, Meet Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Twins have also both refused a Star Tribune request to release the Twins’ bid to host the game.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 10:30 PM

Hodges taps new development director

Nominee is director of business and economic development at the U.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 09:29 PM

June 24: Plan for Holidazzle replacement is voted down

Some Minneapolis City Council members questioned whether it was fair to fund the winter marketplace but not other events.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 10:01 AM

35W-Lake Street transit plan tweaked to allay concerns

2nd Avenue S. gets breathing room in plan for two-story station to serve rapid bus route.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Minneapolis to try to boost minority contractors

City cites stricter certification, limited pool for a big drop in share of municipal projects.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Divisive Minneapolis civil rights official in hot seat again

Text of 2013 speech raises new concerns over Velma Korbel’s management.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 09:47 PM

‘Granny flats’ up for debate in Minneapolis

Council will weigh allowing the accessory dwelling units that have grown in popularity.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 08:00 PM

June 9: ‘Yard’ not quite a public park

A February agreement gives the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority up to 80 days in a typical year to use the nearly two-block park to be built on land where the Star Tribune now sits.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Minneapolis filing fee likely headed to ballot

Without unanimous City Council vote, proposed increase for candidates heads back to charter commission.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Midtown Global Market edges toward independence

Occupancy, visitor numbers hit record high at Mpls. marketplace.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:22 AM

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