Did You Know About These Weird and Crazy MN Laws?
Minnesota: where there are 10,000 lakes, where goodbyes take years, and where ranch is put on everything! We as Minnesotan’s do things a little different here, so here is a quick list of Minnesota’s weirdest laws, where some are fact and some are fiction.
You cannot cross state lines with a duck on your head
This has always been my favorite one since I was little because it is so ridiculous. According to minnesotafunfacts.com this could have been a law from an earlier day in age or could just be a lore.
You are not allowed to eat hamburgers on Sunday's in St. Cloud
According to onlyinyourstate.com this was rumored to be a law, but obviously it is not. They just say you can not buy alcohol on Sunday’s.
Senior living homes can only play bingo games twice a week
Don’t worry seniors, this law was reversed according to one source. But previously it was ruled that senior living homes could only have big games of bingo twice a week due to when charitable gaming was first introduced to these types of facilities in Minnesota. According to lifeinminnesota.com “the same law also prohibited those visiting loved ones at nursing homes and senior centers from joining in on the game!”
You cannot have an extremely dirty or muddy car driving on the highway
I can understand this one, but also thanks to Minnesota winters, this seems impossible! However, it is explained on minnesotafunfacts.com that “is illegal to drive a truck or other vehicle whose wheels or tires deposit mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or other material on any street or highway.” This is actually specifically for Minnetonka and is documented in their books under section 845.010 – Public Nuisances.
A person deserves a 10-cent bounty for every rodent they kill and bring to their town office
At one point in time a town in Minnesota had such a bad rodent problem that they created this law to help eliminate the rats. Noted on lifeinminnesota.com this is from Minnesota Statute #348.13. and any town in Minnesota could come up with a similar law for any rodent cause problems.
All information is credited to the following sites: lifeinminnesota.com, onlyinyourstate.com, and minnesotafunfacts.com.