Get your Kowalski for State Representative yard sign

Kowalski yard sign

Kowalski yard sign

Kowalski for State Representative yard signs are starting to pop up around district 54A.

If you live in Minnesota House District 54A (see map), you can request a sign by emailing Matthew at matthew@kowalskiformnhouse.com.

When it comes to putting up campaign signs, there are several ordinances, laws, and common sense rules to follow.

Some cities have ordinances restricting the placement of lawn signs. However, this is a general election year and these ordinances are overruled by Minnesota Statutes 211B.045 for the period that begins June 27, 2104 and ends November 14, 2014. During this period, campaign signs may be posted in any size and number.

Campagin signs may not be placed in any location, though. The Minnesota Outdoor Advertising Control Act (MN Statutes, section 173.15) prohibits erecting signs on private land without the consent of the owner or occupant, on public utility poles, and on trees or shrubs. State statute section 160.2715 prohibits the placement of signs within the limits of any highway or roadway in MN.

In Cottage Grove, the Public Works Deptartment will be removing signs that violate the regulations. Signs are not permitted on public property. Signs should not obstruct the safe view from any driveway or street. Signs may be placed on city right-of-way only if the sign is more than 10 feet from the street curb or more than two feet from the edge of the sidewalk, whichever is farthest from the street curb. Signs are NOT permitted on state or county rights-of-way.

Sources:
MNDOT letter to candidates for public office
Minnesota Statute 211B.045 NONCOMMERCIAL SIGNS EXEMPTION
– Cottage Grove campaign sign regulations. Here and here.

Kowalski for State Representative yard sign. Photo credit Pat Barnum.

Kowalski for State Representative yard sign. Photo credit Pat Barnum.

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