Minneapolis Mayor Rybak pens plowing prose for parkers


Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is again penning poetry to help deliver a message from the city: There's a snow emergency, so move your cars as plows clear the streets.

The city's snow route/parking rules – which set in motion a three-day plowing plan – are notorious for catching street parkers off-guard, despite the city's best efforts to advertise the warnings via text, online, on Facebook and Twitter. On the Facebook page Wednesday night, the city noted, "Lots of folks checking our website so our servers are extremely busy. You can always call 348-SNOW to get the current information."

Take heed, you even-side-of-the-street parkers: Thursday at 8 a.m. starts Day 2 of the plowing:

Rybak, known for penning poems about the Twins...

...the Lynx...

...and even ranked-choice voting...

...again offers prose for parkers:

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