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

W. River Parkway in Minneapolis to remain closed until 2015

Repairs can’t be made until after winter on key section of West River Pkwy., closed by mudslide.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:56 AM

East Hennepin residents, businesses want to end one-ways

While residents seem ready, county officials not persuaded the change is necessary.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Despite snags, Southwest light-rail line clears a milestone

The controversial line was approved by the Minneapolis City Council in a 10-3 vote.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:33 AM

With concerns, Minneapolis council panel gives initial Southwest LRT consent

After the committee’s grudging approval, the full City Council will vote Friday.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Southwest light rail edges closer to final approval

Advocates call for more bus improvements since the line will skirt population centers.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 06:30 AM

Minneapolis, towing companies finalize contracts

The Minneapolis City Council approved a new batch of towing contracts Friday, adding language aimed at keeping private towers in...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 06:08 PM

Hodges proposes 2.4% levy increase, more spending on public safety

Plan would target more spending on public safety.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:00 PM

All eyes on Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' first budget

Proposal will have to pass muster with City Council newcomers.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 08:51 AM

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to cockfighting charges

He will serve nine days of community service and two years probation.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Kahn, Loon beat back primary challengers

Phyllis Kahn and Jenifer Loon held off primary challengers in high-profile legislative races.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:03 AM

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