Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
In addition, campaign signs may not be placed on private property outside of the right of way limits without landowner consent.
Highway rights of ways include the driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches and sight corners at intersections.
MnDOT crews in southeastern Minnesota have begun seeing signs for candidates in the August 12th primary election that are unlawfully placed. Crews will remove any unlawfully placed signs and impound them.
Violation of the law is a misdemeanor and civil penalties may also apply of the placement of such material causes an accident.