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Dumb Minnesota Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Minnesota, the length of a frog is measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the hind toes, with legs fully extended.
  • In the State of Minnesota, the length of a fish must be measured from the tip of the nose or jaw, whichever is longer, to the farthest tip of the tail.
  • In Minnesota, it’s illegal to sponsor a greased pig contest.
  • In Minnesota, it’s a crime to carry a white cane unless you’re blind.
  • In Minnesota restaurants, pans with nonstick coating can only be washed with nonabrasive sponges.
  • In Winona County, Minnesota, all hotels must provide their guests with unworn blankets and pillows.
  • In Minnesota, chasing animals with a car is illegal.
  • In Minnesota, buying alcohol on Sunday is a misdemeanor.
  • In Minnesota, you can’t hunt with a ferret.
  • In Minnesota, it’s a crime to drag an anchor through aquatic vegetation.
  • In Minnesota, it’s illegal to hunt animals with a spotlight.
  • In Minnesota, it’s a crime for drivers to coast down a hill.
  • In Minnesota, a fisherman can only fish with one line.
  • In Minnesota, fishing with a fishberry is illegal.
  • In Minnesota, it’s a crime to sponsor a turkey scramble.
  • In Minnesota, using a goldfish as bait is against the law.
  • In Minnesota, it’s a crime to leave a fishing line unattended.
  • In Minnesota, a funeral director can’t require a customer to purchase a casket for cremation.
  • In Minnesota, it’s illegal to hunt by radio.
  • In Minnesota, the door of a fish house on ice must always open outwards.

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