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Minnesota city considers banning graffiti on bluff

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RED WING, Minn. (AP) - The rocks of an eastern Minnesota bluff have been painted with graduation announcements, marriage proposals and tributes to the dead since the late 1950s.

But Red Wing is considering ending the tradition after a recent string of resident complaints to controversial graffiti, including signs reading "Dump Trump."

The Star Tribune reports that the Red Wing City Council is deciding whether to put the graffiti policy at Barn Bluff to a vote, after a survey showed residents' unhappiness with the city's largest canvas.

A survey conducted last year found that 49 percent of 400 residents believe painting Barn Bluff should never be allowed.

Some say they're concerned about people getting injured while painting or covering up graffiti.

Other residents say a referendum is the only way to get an honest opinion from everyone in town.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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