Many Minnesotans eagerly wait as Canadian border talks start
COVID border closure isolated Northwest Angle, stifled tourism
May 18, 2021
DULUTH – As news broke of Canadian officials beginning high-level talks about reopening the border, Paul Colson was spending a quiet weekend on Lake of the Woods during Minnesota's fishing opener.
"It should have been hopping, but there were only two boats in the water, just like last year," said Colson, who owns Jake's Northwest Angle Resort. "And it was a stunner of a weekend."
As the U.S.-Canada border closure enters month 15, the Northwest Angle remains cut off, families remain separated and Americans with property in Canada are unable to visit to maintain it.