Rep. Peterson to unveil new border reporting technology

After years of advocacy to improve border crossing technology at the Northwest Angle and Lake of the Woods, Congressman Collin Peterson, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will unveil new border reporting technology to local resort owners.

“Lake of the Woods and the Northwest Angle resorts depend heavily on recreational tourism because of their world-class fishing,” Peterson said. “American anglers often cross over into Canadian waters to fish, but then must report back in with U.S. Customs. The reporting technology hasn’t changed since the 1970s, has failed on many occasions, and has been a serious safety concern. I am hopeful this state-of-the-art reporting technology will make it easier for fishing enthusiasts and resort owners to comply with the law.”

WHEN:   Monday, August 21st

WHERE: Young’s Bay Resort

                7600 Young's Bay Dr NW

                Angle Inlet, MN 56711

WHEN:   12 noon lunch (for individual purchase) at Jerry's Restaurant

                1 p.m. press conference at boat launch between Jerry's and Young's Bay Resort

                2-3:30 p.m. boat tour for press

 

*Be advised that in order to get into the NW Angle you will need to drive into Canada and you must have a passport in get back into the U.S.*

Please RSVP to Justin.Rostad@mail.house.gov