Northwest Angle

LIVE: Border Opening Talk “Glimmer of Hope” For NW Angle Resorts

Northwest Angle Resorts Have Lost Up To 90% Of Customers Due To Canadian Border Shutdown During Pandemic

  There is cautious optimism in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle that Canada might open its border to vaccinated non-essential travelers soon. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country could open its borders in mid-August. But there has been no definite plan to open the border yet. The Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods has been cut off from the…

Social Distancing: NW Angle Still Stranded By The Pandemic

Lake of the Woods Tourism Testifies About Issues To U.S. Senate

  Most of the U.S. is open again as COVID numbers keep dropping. But there are still areas that are suffering financially under COVID restrictions. One of those areas is right here in our region, and now their plight is getting the spotlight on Capitol Hill. Lake of the Woods Tourism Executive Director Joe Henry testified this week in front…

Discover Minnesota: Lake Of The Woods

Anglers Of All Skill Levels Can Find A Bite At The "Walleye Capital of the World"

  Our Discover Minnesota segment heads to the place they call the “Walleye Capital of the World”. Lake of the Woods features world-class fishing along Minnesota’s northern shores. The lake has more than 65,000 miles of coast line and more than 14,000 islands. There are an estimated 10 million walleye in the lake. But you can fish a wide variety…

LIVE: Ice Road Brings Revenue, But Uncertainty Remains For Resorts On Northwest Angle

Resorts Are Cut Off From U.S. By Land Due To COVID-Induced Border Closing

  Resort owners in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle are facing new uncertainty after a lifeline on the ice helped them bring customers over winter. The Angle is only accessible by land through Canada. With the Canadian border closed, American anglers can’t reach the dozen resorts on the angle. An 30 mile road with 22 miles over the ice on Lake of…

LIVE: Ice Road Connects Northwest Angle To Rest Of U.S. During Pandemic

Part Of Minnesota Cut Off To Car Traffic Due To Closed Canadian Border

  A part of Minnesota is cut off from the rest of the country because of COVID-19. But now there’s a way to drive there without leaving the U.S. A plowed 30-mile road connects the Northwest Angle to the rest of the U.S. It opened last week. 22 miles of the road are over the ice on the Minnesota part…

LIVE: Pandemic Cuts Off Northwest Angle From Rest Of U.S.

Resorts Seeing 90% Drop In Business During Pandemic

  Part of our region is essentially cut off from the rest of the United States because of the pandemic, and businesses there are suffering. Minnesota’s Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods County isn’t connected to the rest of the U.S. by land. To get to the popular fishing destination in a car you have to go into Canada…