Rodriguez, Wiese to lead city’s parks, inspection departments

Two new city department heads have been named by Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. Andy Rodriguez will lead the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Angie Wiese will take the helm at the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI). Both…

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Highland Ethiopian restaurant fined for license violation

RAS Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge, 2516 W. Seventh St., was ordered by the Saint Paul City Council on March 8 to pay a $1,000 fine as a result of its second license violation in the past two years regarding the…

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Students evicted from illegal rental

A Merriam Park landlord will not be allowed to use a Cleveland Avenue home as student rental housing. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted 8-6 on February 7 to deny Jim Eischen’s request for a zoning variance…

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City increases fees for rental, commercial buildings

The vast majority of the fees charged for Saint Paul city services are increasing 1.5 percent in 2022. However, the owners of rental housing, commercial buildings, vacant buildings, and buildings with elevators can expect to see much steeper city fee…

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Getting back to business as usual

Area merchants rebuild, reopen in the wake of May 28 and 29 riotsBy Carolyn WalkupBusinesses across the area served by the Villager are reopening or rebuilding in the wake of the vandalism, arson and looting that spread throughout the Twin…

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