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.

High water opens sinkholes, shifts foundations in south Mpls.

Scores of residents with water in the basement or damage to their house foundation are reporting repair bills ranging from $5,000 to $60,000.

Twin Cities adds quarter-million residents since '10, census finds

Migration from across the country has helped fuel the growth.

State wants Met Council to help clean up Pig's Eye Lake in St. Paul

The cleanup push comes amid separate efforts to restore habitats and attract park visitors to a remote corner of St. Paul.

Minneapolis nonprofit sues state after grant money is frozen

Funds were part of $35 million package approved in 2016 to address state's racial disparities.

Met Council streamlining sewer hook-up charges

Metropolitan Council aims to ease process for cities, businesses.

Eagan wastewater plant in line for $19 million in upgrades

Metropolitan Council project will replace old components and reduce emissions.

Downtown Minneapolis' appeal is still sky-high for residents

Minneapolis has seen surge in new units, and they're filling fast, driving growth in downtown's population.

As week wraps up, some volunteers already planning for next gig

Though they were wrapping up their final shifts directing crowds and taking photos, some volunteers were already planning for the next gig.

Cost of hosting Super Bowl unclear, but NFL demands a lot

A behind-the-scenes effort is underway to cover the costly tab the National Football League will leave behind for the weeklong extravaganza.

Scott County takes aim at public health nuisances

Proposed ordinance would follow similar measures in other metro area counties, including Hennepin.