Wednesday, July 28, 2010
MPR News reports that the northern Twin Cities suburb of Lino Lakes has become the first Minnesota city to adopt English as its official language. The city council Monday night approved a controversial measure barring the local government from translating official city actions and documents into other languages.
While Minneapolis-St. Paul has some of the largest populations of Hmong and Somalis in the country, Lino Lakes is much more homogeneous -- and wealthier. ImmigrationProf is told that that the town never seems to have translated any documents into other languages.