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 City Council could see up to 7 new faces

The 13-member body also could gain its first Hispanic member or first Socialist in years.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Oct. 29: Wolves, Mpls. strike deal Target Center upgrade

The face-lift will redesign the exterior of the 23-year-old building, create additional gathering spaces, improve pedestrian traffic flow, upgrade amenities, increase the seating capacity, add additional VIP clubs and fix loading dock problems.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Second choices may alter Minneapolis mayoral race

California cities show how ranked-choice voting can rearrange outcomes.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 07:50 AM

Tensions build as Minneapolis election nears

A public housing forum Thursday was largely tame until Mark Andrew shot back at Cam Winton’s answer to a question...

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 07:14 PM

Two Minneapolis City Council candidates in 12th Ward confront old issues

Andrew Johnson and Ben Gisselman, both DFLers, are among a field of five vying for the open south Minneapolis seat.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:41 PM

Fast-paced Minneapolis debates take 'Secret Santa' turn

A mayoral debate this week took a “Secret Santa” turn when candidates selected each other’s names at random to ask...

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Mpls. mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges also seeks social justice

A member of the Minneapolis City Council, she said her life changed after watching the Rodney King beating in 1992.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 06:42 AM

Mpls. mayoral candidate Dan Cohen back on the scene

He’s hoping that fierce opposition to the Vikings stadium deal and the promise of a downtown casino will bring him a political revival this fall.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:47 AM

Ranked-choice voting in Mpls. brings choices, confusion

Education campaigns are ramping up across the city to explain ranked-choice voting, a process of tabulating voters’ second and third preferences.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Mpls. Election notebook: Mayoral candidates chime in on picks

Top mayoral candidates are still reticent about sharing their second and third choices for mayor, but they are offering more...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 10:21 PM

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