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SEC. 4-0116. CONSUMPTION AND POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON STREETS, PUBLIC PROPERTY, AND PRIVATE PARKING LOTS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC HAS ACCESS. It is unlawful for any person to consume, or possess in an unsealed container, any alcoholic beverage on any (1) City park, (2) street, (3) public property, or (4) private parking lot to which the public has access, except on such premises when and where permission has been specifically granted or licensed by the Council. Provided, that this Section shall not apply to the possession of an unsealed container in a motor vehicle when the container is kept in the trunk of such vehicle if it is equipped with a trunk, or kept in some other area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers, if the motor vehicle is not equipped with a trunk. For the purpose of this Section, a utility or glove compartment shall be deemed to be within the area occupied by the driver or passengers. Provided, further, that this Section shall not apply to a bus operated under a charter, or to a limousine, both as defined by statute.

Subd. 1. Prima Facie Evidence. It is prima facie evidence of exhibition driving when a motor vehicle stops, starts, accelerates, decelerates, or turns at an unnecessary rate of speed so as to cause tires to squeal, gears to grind, soil to be thrown, engine backfire, fishtailing or skidding, or, as to two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicles, the front wheel to lose contact with the ground or roadway surface.
Subd. 2. Unlawful Act. It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any exhibition driving on any street, parking lot, or other public or private property, except when an emergency creates necessity for such operation to prevent injury to persons or damage to property; provided, that this Section shall not apply to driving on a racetrack. For purposes of this Section, a "racetrack" means any track or premises whereon motorized vehicles, horses, dogs, or other animals or fowl legally compete in a race
or timed contest for an audience, the members of which have directly or indirectly paid a consideration for admission.

It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the specific directions of a police officer or traffic control device in any of the following places: (1) on a sidewalk; (2) in front of a public or private driveway; (3) within an intersection; (4) within ten feet of a fire hydrant; (5) on a crosswalk; (6) within twenty feet of a crosswalk at any intersection; (7) in a sign-posted fire lane; (8) within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway; (9) within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; (10) within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five feet of said entrance when properly sign-posted; (11) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic; (12) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street; (13) upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street; (14) at any place where official signs prohibit or restrict stopping, parking or both; (15) in any alley, except for loading or unloading and then only so long as reasonably necessary for such loading and unloading to or from adjacent premises; (16) on any boulevard which has been curbed; or, (17) on the east side of Front Street between the intersection of Minnesota Highway No. 34 to a point located on the east right-of-way of Front Street, which point is 200 feet north of the north line of 2nd Avenue NE.

Subd. 1. Definition. The term "recreational camping vehicle" means any of the following:
A. "Travel Trailer" - A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational, and vacation uses, permanently identified "Travel Trailer" by manufacturer of the trailer.
B. "Pick-up Coach" - A structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation.
C. "Motor Home" - A portable, temporary building to be used for travel, recreation and vacation, constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
D. "Camping Trailer" - Folding structure, mounted on wheels and designed for travel, recreation and vacations.
Subd. 2. Unlawful Act. It is unlawful for any person to leave or park a recreational camping vehicle on or within the limits of any street or right-of-way except where permission has been granted by the Police Department.


Except where angle parking is specifically allowed and indicated by curb or street marking or sign-posting, or all or any of them, each vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way road where there is an adjacent curb shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel with, and within twelve inches of, the right-hand curb, and, where painted markings appear on the curb or the street, such vehicle shall be within such markings, front and rear; provided that upon a one-way roadway all vehicles shall be so parked, except that the left-hand wheels of the vehicle may be parallel with and within twelve inches from the left-hand curb, but the front of the vehicle in any event and with respect to the remainder of the vehicle, shall be in the direction of the flow of traffic upon such one-way street; and it is unlawful to park in violation of this Section.

Parking on streets shall be limited as follows:
Subd. 1. It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle upon any street for a continuous period in excess of 24 hours.
Subd. 2. The Chief of Police may, when authorized by resolution of the Council, designate certain streets, blocks or portions of streets or blocks as prohibited parking zones, or five-minute, ten-minute, fifteen-minute, thirty-minute, one-hour, two-hour, four-hour, six-hour, eight-hour, morning or afternoon rush hour limited parking zones and shall mark by appropriate signs any zones so established. Such zones shall be established whenever necessary for the convenience of the public or to minimize traffic hazards and preserve a free flow of traffic. It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle in a prohibited parking zone, for a period of time in excess of the sign-posted limitation, or during sign-posted hours of prohibited parking.
Subd. 3. It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle within eight (8) feet of any residential mailbox between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. on any day except Sunday.
Subd. 4. It is unlawful for a person to remove, erase or obliterate any mark or sign placed upon a tire or other part of a vehicle by a police officer for the purpose of measuring the length of time such vehicle has been parked.
Subd. 5. For the purpose of enforcement of this Section, any vehicle moved to a location less than one block from the previous location in any limited time parking zone shall be deemed to have remained stationary.

Subd. 1. Removal of Vehicles. After a snowfall of approximately two inches, or more, vehicles parked on any City street or avenue, that is not otherwise posted, must be removed prior to 8:00 A.M. on the day following the day that street or avenue is first plowed. Vehicles may not be returned until after such street or avenue has been plowed and widened to its full width. At that time, the restrictions imposed by this Section shall cease until the next snowfall.
Subd. 2. Notices and Posting. The Chief of Police or the Street Superintendent may direct that notices be placed on vehicles parked on any particular street or avenue or that the entire street or avenue be posted with notice requiring that all parked vehicles be removed from all portions of such street or avenue as needed, from time to time, for street cleaning, street maintenance, snow removal, or any other purpose on a temporary basis.
Subd. 3. Placement of Snow. It is unlawful for any resident to push, blow or otherwise place snow from any portion of their property onto City streets or avenues.
Subd. 4. Penalties. Violation of this Section shall be considered a petty misdemeanor. Additionally, vehicles violating this Section may be impounded and will be released to the owner only upon the payment of towing charges, daily impound fees of $10.00 per day, the petty misdemeanor fine, and any other costs relating to the towing and impound of the vehicle.

It is unlawful to park or store any unlicensed, unregistered or inoperable motor vehicle, household furnishings or appliances, or parts or components thereof, on any property, public or private, unless housed within a lawfully erected building. Any violation of this Section is declared to be a nuisance and upon seven days written notice to the owner, as shown by the records in the office of the County Auditor, of private premises on which such material is found, the City may remove the same and certify the cost of such removal as any other special assessment.

Subd. 1. Unlawful Acts. It is unlawful for any person to:
A. Recklessly handle or use a gun or other dangerous weapon or explosive so as to endanger the safety of another;
B. Intentionally point a gun of any kind, capable of injuring or killing a human being and whether loaded or unloaded, at or toward another; or,
C. Manufacture or sell for any lawful purpose any weapon known as a sling-shot or sand club; or,

D. Manufacture, transfer or possess metal knuckles or a switch blade knife or an automatically opening knife; or,
E. Possess any other dangerous article or substance for the purpose of being used unlawfully as a weapon against another; or,
F. Sell, or have in his/her possession, any device designed to silence or muffle the discharge of a firearm; or,
G. Furnish a minor under 18 years of age with  firearm, air gun, ammunition, or explosive without  written consent of his/her parent or guardian or of the Police Department.
Subd. 2. Exception. Nothing in Subdivision 1 of this Section shall prohibit the possession of the articles therein mentioned if the purpose of such possession is for public exhibition by museums or collectors of art.
Subd. 3. Discharge of Firearms, Explosives, or Other Dangerous Weapons. It is
unlawful for any person to fire or discharge, or otherwise release or trigger within the City limits, any cannon, gun, pistol or other firearm, firecracker, rocket or other fireworks, slingshot, blow gun, air gun, air rifle, or other similar device commonly referred to as a B-B gun, or bow equipped with anything other than a blunt target arrow unless it is discharged at a firing range which has been approved in advance by the Chief of Police.
Subd. 4. Exception. Nothing in Subdivision 3 of this Section shall apply to a display of fireworks by an organization, or group of organizations, authorized in writing by the Council, or to a peace officer in the discharge of his/her duty, or to a person in the lawful defense of his/her person or family.
Subd. 5. Possession and Sale of Fireworks. It is unlawful for any person to sell, or have in his/her possession for any purpose other than as allowed in Subdivision 4 of this Section, any firecracker, rocket or other fireworks.
Subd. 6. Penalties.
A. Any violation of Subdivision 1 of this Section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $700.00 fine (or any greater amount as allowed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 609.034).
B. Any violation of Subdivisions 3 or 5 of this Section shall be a petty misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200.00 (or any greater amount as allowed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 609.02, Subd. 4), except that when any person violates Subdivisions 3 or 5 within 12 months of a previous conviction under this Section, the violation shall be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $700.00 fine (or any greater amount as allowed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 609.034).

SEC. 6-0701. CURFEW.
Subd. 1. Curfew Imposed.
A. No person under the age of 16 years, except as provided in Subparagraph B hereof, shall be on any public street or alley or in any park or other public grounds or building, place of amusement, entertainment, or refreshment, vacant lot, or any other unsupervised place between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. of the following day.

B. The restrictions of Subparagraph A above do not apply when the minor: 1. Is accompanied by the minor’s parent, guardian, or other person having the minor’s legal care, custody or control; 2. Is returning home by a direct route from and within 30 minutes after, a school activity or an activity of a religious or other voluntary association when prior notice has been given to the Police Department by an adult person authorized by the school or the religious or voluntary association to do so; 3. Is carrying a certified card of employment and is on his/her way to or from his/her place of employment; or 4. Is upon an emergency errand or other legitimate business directed by the minor’s parent, guardian, or other adult having lawful custody of the minor.
Subd. 2. Responsibility of Parents, Guardian, or Custodian. No parent, guardian, or other adult having custody and control of a minor under 16 years of age shall knowingly permit the minor to violate the provisions of Subdivision 1 hereof.
Subd. 3. Responsibility of Other Person. Whenever the owner or person in charge or control of any place of amusement, entertainment, refreshment, or other place of business shall find any person under the age of 16 years in such place in violation of Subdivision 1 hereof, he/she shall immediately order such person to leave, and if such person refuses to leave, the owner or person in charge shall immediately inform the Police Department of the violation.
Subd. 4. Penalties.
A. A violation of this Section shall be a petty misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $200.00.
B. A violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $700.00 fine when preceded by two or more convictions under this Section within the immediate preceding 12-month period.

Subd. 1. Unlawful Acts. It is unlawful for any person to maintain a public nuisance by his/her act or failure to perform a legal duty, and for purposes of this Section, a public nuisance shall be defined as any of the following: (l) maintaining or permitting a condition which unreasonably annoys, injures or endangers the public peace, safety, health, morals, decency, comfort or repose of any considerable number of members of the public; or, (2) allowing noxious weeds, including all weeds defined by the State Commissioner of Agriculture to be injurious to public health, roads, crops, livestock, and other property including obviously neglected lawns and/or yards; or, (3) interfering with, obstructing or rendering dangerous for passage, any street, public right-of-way, or waters used by the public; or, (3) any other act or omission declared by law to be a public nuisance.
Subd. 2. Permitting a Public Nuisance. It is unlawful for any person to permit real property under his/her control to be used to maintain a public nuisance, or let the same to another knowing it is to be so used.
Subd. 3. Notice to Abate. Authorized City personnel shall give notice to any person maintaining a nuisance to abate such practice forthwith or within a designated time, and if the owner or occupant of the premises on which such practice shall be situated shall neglect or refuse to remove or correct the same for more than 24 hours after such notice is given or within the time specified in the notice, the owner shall, upon conviction, be penalized in accordance with this Section.
Subd. 4. Cost of Abatement. Any person convicted of maintaining or permitting a public nuisance who fails to abate such nuisance may be charged for abatement costs as incurred by the City. Where abatement is undertaken by City personnel, costs shall be charged at $50.00 per hour of labor but not less than $50.00, in addition an administrative fee of $25.00 per occurrence. Abatement includes, but is not limited to, clearing of yards and mowing of lawns.

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SEC. 6-0601. DANGEROUS WEAPONS AND ARTICLES               SEC. 6-0701. CURFEW               SEC. 6-0103. PUBLIC NUISANCE

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