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America's 'Nanny State' Laws

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Fines For Muddy Cars

In Minnetonka, Minn., it is considered a public nuisance, and therefore illegal, for “a truck or other vehicle whose wheels or tires deposit mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or other material on any street or highway.”

All violations of the Minnetonka code are subject to fines up to $2,000, but a spokesperson said the city “attempts several other measures to mitigate the situation before pursuing misdemeanor charges.”

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