ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches.
The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.READ MORE: MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Visits Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy Calling It 'Uplifting' And 'Emotional'
The St. Cloud Times reports that the move follows increasing concern about the practice in the city’s core neighborhoods.READ MORE: Man Dies In Lake Street Shooting
One resident, Mary Mathews, said at a public hearing that such an ordinance used to exist and she was glad to see it return. Mathews said it’s not just a concern about appearance. She said upholstered furniture can become a health and safety hazard, including being a target for arson.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Families Soak Up Warm Weather With Fall Festivities
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