Political sign thieves face fines, jail time

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Someone is stealing the campaign signs of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.

But it’s not just Democratic candidate signs that are being stolen. Signs and flags of President Donald Trump are also being stolen and damaged. Benson Police Sgt. Paul Larson said Monday that the department is investigating multiple complaints from residents of their signs being taken.

It is also not just a local problem. Law enforcement in communities throughout Minnesota are handling reports of damaged and stolen political signs. The thefts are a sign themselves of just how contentious this presidential election is becoming, and how  polarized Americans have become...


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