Mankato, MN-----The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) reminds southern Minnesota political campaigners that Minnesota Statute 160.2715(a)(9) strictly prohibits placement of private signs on State Highway right-of-way property. This long standing law includes political campaign signs.
According to MN/DOT officials, when unlawfully placed signs are observed or reported, they are removed quickly by Transportation officials.
MN/DOT will impound these signs at one of the State Highway Maintenance garages for a reasonable length of time to allow sign owners to retrieve their signs. If the signs are not reclaimed they will be disposed of.
MnDOT emphasizes that it administers these laws in a fair and impartial manner and that political campaign signs are treated in the same way as any other signs wrongly placed on state highway property by businesses, churches, private citizens or charitable groups.
Political campaigners are asked to place their signs only on private property where the appropriate permission has been given by the landowner.
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