Campaign Signs at Vacant St. Paul Houses

Vacant and foreclosed houses and buildings in Saint Paul have started sprouting political campaign signs.

One of the first people to notice the signs was a real estate agent who found a campaign sign for Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher on the lawn of a foreclosed St. Paul home. As sheriff, his office has a role in the foreclosure process. Gazing down the block, more signs were planted outside vacant houses.

Though it may seem funny or harmless, it is a violation of Minnesota law to put signs on private land without the consent of the owner or occupant. The signs will be removed if a landowner asks. Some of the properties are owned by banks or mortgage companies.

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