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

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

400 Soundbar owner reportedly tells city he will close club

Site of shooting that wounded nine has a history of violent incidents.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:58 AM

Long-debated Linden Hills project clears key hurdle

Opposing neighbors bussed in people to testify at City Hall.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 05:51 AM

Plans to redo Hennepin-Lyndale bottleneck start to take shape

Minneapolis city officials are looking to revamp one of the most troublesome intersections in the city by reducing the number...

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 11:54 PM

After shying away from the spotlight, Hodges faces her first big test

After low-key first few months in office, mayor faces challenge and opportunity as she hammers out initial budget.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 07:16 AM

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