Americans not wanted; Xenophobe sighting; MPR pink slip

Welcome to This Week in Blotter, in which we pithify news shorts ripped fresh from your favorite newsweekly: City Pages!

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Here's your line of the week, from St. Francis City Councilman LeRoy Schaffer, who called the cops on some Spanish-speaking men working on a neighbor's house. (He knew they were illegal because they "didn't speak English."):

"They probably crossed the Rio Grande...and I don't blame them. I would swim as fast as I could, too."

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