Eric Roper | Star Tribune
Reporter | Twin Cities

Eric Roper covers the Twin Cities metropolitan area and the Metropolitan Council. He previously covered the city of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Legislature at the Capitol and the state's congressional delegation at the paper's Washington bureau.


Transit union leaders recommend approval of Met Council contract offer to avert Super Bowl strike

The 2,500 union members, which include bus drivers, mechanics and other Metro Transit staffers, will vote on Sunday and Monday.


Champlin cemetery cleanup draws complaints

Some residents criticize the city for removing grave site decorations.


City panel rejects historic protection for Minneapolis church

A City Council panel's vote leaves Messiah Lutheran Church vulnerable to future demolition.


Met Council to help industrial businesses treat wastewater at the source

The program may be the first of its kind in the nation.


Robot poring through recyclables in Shakopee

Dem-Con is turning to robotics to sort recyclable materials, in part to help fill a labor shortage.


New parking ramps could return to Minneapolis, in disguise

City might lift ban on homely stand-alone ramps if they're largely hidden from view.


Mpls. City Council turnover: Barb Johnson, Quincy, Yang unseated

On the North Side, Phillipe Cunningham unseated Council President Barb Johnson.


4 key takeaways from Tuesday's Minneapolis, St. Paul elections

Election Day was significant in both cities this year — for a number of reasons.


Mpls. mayoral results will be known later today, clerk says

Staff begin untangling ranked-choice preferences among the city's 105,000 ballots.


Low-wage jobs are moving to distant suburbs. How will workers get there?

As low-wage jobs shift out of the cities, some employers use the rides as a way to attract workers from urban areas.