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

Bill McGuire: Soccer stadium 'very difficult' without tax breaks

Time is running out to secure help from Legislature in this session.

Updated: April 30, 2015, - 09:05 PM

Minneapolis officials hope 'Promise Zone' boosts aid to North Side

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Minneapolis to announce the “Promise Zone” designation, one of eight awarded nationally Tuesday.

Updated: April 29, 2015, - 11:33 AM

Fate unclear for North Side Mpls. buildings ravaged by fire

Uncertainty looms over one of the last historic stretches of W. Broadway in Minneapolis as businesses and tenants recover from the blaze that gutted a row of apartments and several storefronts on April 15.

Updated: April 28, 2015, - 10:06 AM

CenturyLink nears approval for cable TV in Minneapolis

All wards included in plan that would cover 15 percent of city.

Updated: April 27, 2015, - 07:45 PM

Mpls. police dept. will launch new gang unit

Police chief Harteau says officers will focus on preventing retaliation.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 09:57 PM

Barbara Flanagan remains opinionated about city landscape

From skyways to her “beloved” Nicollet Mall, Barbara Flanagan still has strong opinions about the Twin Cities landscape.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 09:29 AM

Credit, debit cards have boosted Minneapolis parking revenue

Revenue from meters in Minneapolis has nearly doubled since 2009 under a new payment system.

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 09:40 PM

Soccer stadium adds to plans for revamping neglected corner of city

A year-round Farmers Market, garbage-fueled heat, reconnected streets and the elimination of a freeway viaduct are among the lofty ideas in play.

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 08:05 AM

Legislators: 'Modest' deal to help soccer stadium faces long odds

Team owners seeking construction material, property tax break, but no direct subsidy.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 01:22 PM

April 10: Minneapolis MLS team's owners to begin stadium push at Capitol

Team owners will meet with legislators next week and outline their plans

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 10:43 AM

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