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 seeks 'iconic' high-rise for Nicollet Hotel block

The city will accept nothing shorter than a 20-story building, according to a request for proposals released Wednesday.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:20 PM

April 26: Mpls. City Council votes to recognize 'Indigenous People's Day'

Future generations may have a different vision of the second Monday in October, following a Minneapolis City Council vote Friday to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on what is now Columbus Day.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Tool for Minneapolis residents to shape development clears hurdle

New designation could help Minneapolitans shape neighborhood development.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Downtown leaders form entity to oversee green space

Conservancy seeks to operate stadium Commons, maybe other green space downtown.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Activists optimistic about new energy partnership in Minneapolis

Partnership of Xcel, CenterPoint and Minneapolis aims to reduce carbon footprint.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Eclectic lofts face surge in North Loop

Longtime tenants in a creative hotbed of the ’80s could be squeezed out by the artsy neighborhood’s resurgence.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 08:31 AM

2011: Minneapolis City Council stumbles aboard healthful-food bandwagon

Yet another "wellness" committee has reared its high-fiber head, this time winning approval by one skinny vote.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Minneapolis looks at rules for recycling demolition, construction waste

Cities wrestle with accumulating construction and demolition waste.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 06:25 AM

Grant will fuel new, improved bus shelters in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Metro Transit expects to install 150 new shelters, replace 75-100 and make improvements to 75.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Minneapolis firms up plans for new Holidazzle Village, market with fee

The centerpiece of the event, a daily Minneapolis Christmas Market, will be located in Peavey Plaza and cost between $3 and $6 to enter. The Village is free.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 11:41 PM

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