Posts Tagged ‘yard signs’

State Law on Campaign Yard Signs

I had an Obama/Biden yard sign up in my “yard” for just a few days before it was removed. I thought at first that our homeowner’s association may have had something to do with it, but I’m not so sure that’s the case anymore. I don’t know what happened to it and it doesn’t really matter at this point.

So when you have a complaint, the first thing you do is you blog about it, right? My friend KathyHowe kindly pointed me towards the state law on campaign yard signs.

Some municipalities have ordinances restricting the placement of lawn signs. In a state general election year (even years), these ordinances are overruled by Minnesota Statutes 211B.045 from August 1st until 10 days after the general election, and campaign signs may be posted in any size and number. In municipalities which have no sign ordinance, campaign signs may be posted in any size and number throughout the year.

Additional information on the legal placement of signs may be found in the DOT Letter to Candidates (pdf).


In any municipality, whether or not the municipality has an ordinance that regulates the size or number of noncommercial signs, all noncommercial signs of any size may be posted in any number from August 1 in a state general election year until ten days following the state general election.

So display your yard sign proudly. Even though you might not catch the bastard thieves, you can feel whatever you need to feel knowing your display was not illegal.

Unconvention Yard Sign Appears

Peter Fleck got his Unconvention yard sign today.

Originally uploaded by pfhyper.

If you like that, you can order the same one Peter has or any number of other options. Then put yourself on the map. My favorites are that one and also this one by local designer Justin Heideman.

Burn Fat Not Oil Yard Sign

For ease of reading, I think I might put the </thewar> in my yard. I’d love to put that Burn Fat Not Oil up outside my cube, so all my co-workers who can’t understand how anything smaller than a large sedan could possibly be safe can see it.


Lastly, because I can’t let it go, you need to look directly at the Taylor Carik = Bon Iver photo.

Taylor Carik = Bon Iver

Image courtesy of mthomps00. Okay, I’m done with that.

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