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Unusual stop signs still a sight in eastern North Dakota town

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Four stop signs in Walcott, N.D., contain song lyrics. Forum News Service2 / 2

WALCOTT, N.D.—Defaced stop signs have been welcomed in one small town for five years.

One day in Walcott, the altered signs appeared, almost suddenly.

"When you do stop and look at them, you just kind of giggle and keep going," says Tara Braun, who works in Walcott, a town about 30 miles south of Fargo.

The four stop signs in town have lyrics from different songs, dating from 1965 to the 1990s, in smaller lettering. They include "STOP in the name of love," "Don't STOP believing," "STOP hammertime," and "STOP collaborate and listen."

The signs have been getting light-hearted reactions from the moment they first appeared about five years ago.

"I think it's nice to have something funny to look at, rather than all the negative that you usually see around town," Braun says.

Out-of-town visitors admit that this is a sight you can't see anywhere else.

"You smile when you see it," Fargo resident Jon Bennett says.

Law enforcement hasn't taken down the signs, although it is illegal to deface a stop sign.

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