Today, Gov. Mark Dayton came out strongly in favor of Lindstrom's right to have umlauts on city signs.
In fact, if it comes down to it, Dayton says he's willing to travel to the Chisago County town himself and paint umlauts on signs with his bare hands.
Here's a release Dayton's office distributed early this afternoon:
Sorry @GovMarkDayton, but ordering MnDOT to do things contrary to industry standards is (partially) why ppl are frustrated w/ gubmint.— Cobobulation (@jacobob) April 15, 2015