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For other uses, see Villager (disambiguation).
Type Twice monthly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Villager Communications Inc.
Publisher Michael Mischke
Founded 1953
Headquarters Saint Paul, Minnesota
Circulation 60,000
Official website

The Villager, formerly the Highland Villager, is a Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper. It was founded in 1953 as the Highland Villager, after Saint Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, and is the oldest community newspaper in the Twin Cities. In 2007 it absorbed a sister paper, Avenues (which had been called Grand Gazette till 2003).[1]

As of 2007, the Villager circulates in the Saint Paul neighborhoods of Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Merriam Park, Snelling-Hamline, Lexington-Hamline, Summit-University, Summit Hill, West 7th/Fort Road, and Downtown; the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Hiawatha and Minnehaha; and suburban Mendota, Mendota Heights, and Lilydale.[2]

The newspaper is published twice a month on Tuesday evenings, with free doorstep delivery to 50,000 homes, apartments, and businesses. An additional 10,000 copies are distributed free of charge at local newsstands.[citation needed] The newspaper is unusual in not making its content available online.[3]


  1. ^ "A brief, 59-year history of the Villager". Villager. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Media Kit". Villager. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brauer, David (June 23, 2009). "If you don't go online, others will do it for you". MinnPost. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 

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