Lino Lakes: Groups form to fight city's English-only rule

Full story: TwinCities.com

Along last month's Blue Heron Days parade route, a group of residents carried signs proclaiming "Lino Lakes: A Welcoming Community." The message was printed in Hmong, Spanish, Ojibwe, German, Romanian, Egyptian Arabic, Somali and 13 other languages.

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You and the right extremists miss the point. Along the same "proactive" vein, Lino Lakes might as well pass an ordinance banning the storage of elephant dung on city-owned property, too. Neither elephant dung nor translation for immigrants has been an issue for the City. As a matter of fact, I'll bet that Lino Lakes has spent more on this ordinance (staff time researching and drafting it and council members' time on it, etc.) than the city has spent on ANY translation services.

Above all, you right extremists miss the public safety and civil rights points about government material being translated to the language of its citizens.
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You are missing the point, we all know by reading the article that the ordinance was attempting to avoid future expenditures for multiple languages. The poster you were responding to correctly stated that immigrants of previous generations were given little or no government assistance. In the more recent last few decades we as a society have spent billions in local, state, federal aid to legal and illegal immigrants. That is what the poster meant by catering to immigrants. You of course are blinded to this obvious point by your far left extremism.
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Sprechen zie deutch , in Lino Lakes,
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Those who support the english language only resolution are extremist...no different than those in the middle east.
Well this has to be one of the most idiotic posts that I have read. No lady, you need to come to terms that this country has had the English language since 1776. Our constitution and laws are all written in it. Apple to Oranges. There is no comparison. If your bleeding heart wants to support the Mid-East. Hop on a plane. Learn their language...good riddens

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