August 29, 2003

There are times when citizens just have to start going down to City Hall with a baseball bat and a bad attitude.

St. Paul Wants $60 in tribute

No license? No pop stand, St. Paul tells 2 youngsters

Mikaela Ziegler, 7, and her 4-year-old sister, Annika, were selling refreshments Wednesday afternoon near the State Fairgrounds when a woman approached them. But she wasn't there to buy."She said, 'You can't sell pop unless you have a license,' " Mikaela said.

That's how it came to be that an inspector with St. Paul's Office of License, Inspections and Environmental Protection shut down Mikaela and Annika's pop stand.

Their outraged father, Dr. Richard Ziegler, called City Hall for an explanation. He was told that St. Paul is cracking down on unauthorized merchants and that his daughters would be free to hawk their beverages once they obtained a $60 license.

Posted by Van der Leun at August 29, 2003 12:53 PM
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St. Paul mayor says "leave the kids alone". Reason prevails. Whatever happened to common sense?

Posted by: john clark at August 29, 2003 5:39 PM