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This Community Fought Back When Cut Off from the World During the Pandemic

Paul and Karen Colson are lifelong residents of Northwest Angle, an unincorporated community that’s geographically in Canada, but part of Minnesota. With a population of 120 people, it is basically self-sufficient, but their economy depends heavily on tourism. When the Canadian border was closed during the pandemic, they were cut off from the world. The couple and the rest of its residents band together to construct a 30-mile ice road connecting the Angle to Minnesota, which proved to be the lifeline the community needed.

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