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Wisc. Dells tries to draw a line: No obscene shirts in store windows

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An ordinance being considered in the Wisconsin Dells would prohibit retailers from displaying obscene T-shirts in their store windows.

Wait, "Wisconsin Dells" is a city? Apparently so, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal. Who knew?

"Mayor Brian Landers said he's been trying for years to get businesses to voluntarily remove offensive shirts from their storefront window displays," reports the Wisconsin paper. "Landers said a proposal before City Council members would fine shop owners $500 for each explicit item displayed in their windows."

Would that include purple number 4 jerseys? Ba-dum-cha.

The businesses could still sell the shirts with profanity, sexual references and other questionable messages. But they would have to move the shirts inside and warn customers that they're selling "mature" merchandise before they enter the store, according to the Star Tribune.

Not even the Associated Press, via the Duluth News-Tribune, could find a voice of dissent, instead referring to Kelli Trumble, owner of Winnebago Gifts in downtown Wisconsin Dells. She said the area should be as family friendly as possible to attract customers.

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