North Minneapolis billboard tells visitors: "STAY AWAY STAY ALIVE" [PHOTO]


A billboard over the Dowling Avenue North exit on I-94 doesn't exactly welcome visitors into the North Side with open arms.

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The advertisement says, "STAY AWAY STAY ALIVE," with the Xcel Energy logo and banner printed in much smaller font in the top corner.

[jump] The reference, of course, is meant to be to power lines, not the area's reputation for violent crime

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