No person, firm, copartnership, corporation, or association of any nature or kind shall operate or attempt to operate or carry on any itinerant carnival, street show, street fair, sideshow, circus, or any similar enterprise within one mile of the corporate limits of any city of the fourth class in this state without license or permit so to do lawfully granted under the restrictions provided in sections 437.07 to 437.10.

Terms Used In Minnesota Statutes 437.09

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
  • state: extends to and includes the District of Columbia and the several territories. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44

Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and any such enterprise operated without license or permit as herein prescribed is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.