Friday, April 18, 2008

The City Of Minneapolis Semi-Annual Fundraiser, Otherwise Known As "Street Sweeping"

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Prompted by my request for non-consent towing horror stories, grad student Emily Sachs sent out a funny warning to the Humphrey Institute via listserv, as follows...

Yes, I really HAVE been towed four times in the last year.

Unlike snow emergencies, they don't let you sign up for email notification. It's OK. I'm hoping to get the free t-shirt with my fifth tow.

Starting April 15 and running through May is the City of Minneapolis semi-annual fundraiser, otherwise known as "Street Sweeping." For a map and a schedule of locations, visit

[And it just HAPPENS to start April 15, the one day of the year most closely associated with government revenue. Coincidence or conspiracy? You be the judge]

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