Winona Won’t Ban Pokemon Players from Veterans Park
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Winona officials have rejected a proposal that would have banned electronic games in Veterans Memorial Park, where a heated confrontation with "Pokemon Go" players was recently captured on video.
The video taken Thursday shows a Vietnam veteran angry at the players cursing and overturning a portable picnic awning. The Winona Daily News reports the man was cited for two misdemeanors.
The Winona City Council on Monday evening considered an ordinance that would have prohibited playing electronic games at the site. But the panel approved a heavily amended version that doesn't mention the game. It does ban other recreational activities such as putting up hammocks or tents.
Council member Gerry Krage, a military veteran, says the group recognized that enforcing an ordinance regarding Pokémon Go would burden police.
The ordinance will return to the City Council for final approval.