“No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any other person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the city,” the ordinance reads.
Mielke told the television station the ordinance was passed several years ago because of issues with projectiles. Plus, it protects the city from litigation, he said.
As for enforcing the ordinance, police told WCCO they could not recall an incident where someone was fined for throwing snow.
"We would address it appropriately, and in my head—I don't know if a citation would be appropriate," Wausau officer Mason Hagenbucher told Newsweek. "You never know."
However, it’s still OK to have snowball fights on private property.
"What people do in their own private yards or private property is their own business," Mielke told Newsweek.