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Minnesota welcomes Canadians as U.S. border crossings reopen

Minnesota celebrates relaxed restrictions as Canadians cross into U.S


November 9, 2021

Provided by Visit Cook County

Visit Cook County Executive Director Linda Jurek dressed as Murray the Moose to welcome Canadian visitors to Minnesota on Monday, Nov. 8, the first day the U.S. border opened to Canada since March 2020.

DULUTH – In true Minnesota fash­ion, a moose-cos­tumed hu­man greet­ed the first Ca­na­di­ans across the U.S. bor­der at the Grand Por­tage cross­ing Mon­day.

For the first time in near­ly 20 months, full­y vac­ci­nat­ed Ca­na­di­ans can en­ter the Unit­ed States to shop, trav­el and see fam­i­ly, the start to a much-need­ed boost for Minnesota tour­ism, said Lin­da Jurek, the Vis­it Cook County ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor who dressed as the moose. "We're re­al­ly jazzed about wel­com­ing peo­ple back," she said.

Gov. Tim Walz even pro­claimed Mon­day "Ca­na­di­an Travelers Day" in Minnesota. "We wel­come Ca­na­di­ans back to Minnesota with open arms," reads the proc­la­ma­tion.


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