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Stricter Rules Set For Door-To-Door Sales In Mpls.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis City Council approved new rules Friday for door-to-door sales that will protect consumers, and make it harder for out-of-state companies to exploit youth workers.

Under the new rules, door-to-door salespeople will be required to wear a city-issued photo identification card. To make things easier for schools and youth groups doing fundraising, the city will approve group ID cards at no cost.

“Travelling magazine sales is one of the top-five most dangerous jobs for youth,” said city council member Gary Schiff. “If a youth comes to your door this summer, look for a photo ID. If you don’t see one, don’t buy a magazine.”

The photo ID rule does not apply to canvassers, including people who advocate for religious, social, or political causes.

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