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Dayton: Border crossing changes will hurt Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has asked a federal agency to not reduce border crossing hours at Lancaster and Roseau, saying it would "cause significant health, safety, and economic harm" to Minnesotans in those areas.

Dayton strongly opposed the move by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to cut back hours at the two Minnesota ports, the governor wrote Tuesday, Nov. 7, in a letter to CBP Director Jason Schmelz. The agency proposed moving up the closing time at Roseau from midnight to 8 p.m. and moving Lancaster's closing time from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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