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Time for campaign signs to come down

To the editor:

My name is Dave Borchert. I am the Chief of Police for the City of New Ulm. This year’s election cycle has really gotten people excited and engaged in the political process. The voter turnout was outstanding and this is certainly a positive reflection on society. Also, it was great to see people willing to display political signs supporting their candidates.

Having that said, the political signs are no longer permitted by law. Both Minnesota State Statute and the New Ulm City Ordinance address this issue. Political signs are only legally permitted for display during certain times within the election cycle. That legal time frame has expired.

Local law enforcement has been receiving complaints about political signs being displayed throughout the city in violation of city ordinance. I agree that the signs need to come down to be in compliance with the ordinance(s). So, please consider taking the political signs down at this time and save them for future potential elections. Any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

Dave Borchert

Chief of Police and Emergency Management Director

City of New Ulm

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