Unmanned newsracks are found throughout the City. Sometimes their numbers and locations can cause problems for pedestrians and drivers. A newsrack is considered abandoned if no publication has been sold from it, by a registered owner, for a period of more than 30 consecutive days. If you have any complaints about newsracks call DSI at 651-266-9090 or the DSI - Complaint Office at 651-266-8989.


Newsracks must follow these regulations:

  • They are not allowed to interfere with pedestrian or motor vehicle right of way traffic.
  • They must open toward the sidewalk and not the street.
  • They are required to be maintained in neat and clean condition and in good working order.
  • They should not have chipped or peeling paint, be covered in dirt, grease, graffiti, rust, or corrosion, or have broken glass or plastic.
  • They must be structurally sound.

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Last Edited: April 16, 2021