St. Paul considering lifting ban on circuses

A measure that would allow circuses and carnivals in South St. Paul had its first reading last week before the City Council.

The city banned circuses and carnivals in 2014 after a proposal to set up a circus in a bowling alley parking lot caused concerns.

But after receiving a request to hold a carnival during Kaposia Days, the city’s summer festival, officials are reconsidering the ban. The proposed ordinance would give the city authority to set hours, lighting conditions and parking, and require the vendor to make a refundable deposit and have a city license.

The council will likely vote on the measure at its April 6 meeting, said City Administrator Joel Hanson.

Read the original article by staff reports at here.

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