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Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:58:31 PM »
New Petition: Give Northwest Angle Of Minnesota Back To Canada

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —  A new petition calls on Congress to give the Northwest Angle of Minnesota back to Canada.

The initiative was submitted to the White House’s petitions page on Sunday, but the issue has been debated over for decades.

It all started back in 1783 during the Treaty of Paris.

The border being drawn between the U.S. and what was then Britain was supposed to cut through Lake of the Woods at a northwest angle — hence the name. The problem was, the map the Founding Fathers used of Lake of the Woods was completely wrong. They were way off, but that weird boundary bump stuck.

And ever since, “The Angle” (as locals like to call it) has remained an outlier. The only overland route to this part of Minnesota is actually through Canada

In 1998, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson proposed legislation that would give residents of the Angle the power to decide whether they wanted to leave the U.S or not.

Now, the issue is being rehashed again.

The petition states that “due to a surveying errors, it is the only place in the United States outside Alaska that is north of the 49th parallel, which forms the border between the U.S. and Canada.”

It asks that Congress, “make america great by correcting this critical survey error.”

In order for a petition to receive a response from the White House it has to get at least 100,000 signatures in 30 days.

So far, more than 200 people have signed it.
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 05:59:14 PM »

That an't gona happin!  :crazy:  :bs:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 06:40:08 AM »
I agree. Where are they going to find a 100,000 signatures. I sure won't sign it. :bs: :bs:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 07:07:46 AM »
Is it too late to give California back to Mexico?
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 07:37:40 AM »
Is it too late to give California back to Mexico?
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 07:50:48 AM »
Boy, all this changing history to be politically correct, changing holiday names to suit a few certain groups, now change our state borders? WTH does it all end? Pretty soon there won't be anything left of our original world, just a distopian universe like in the Twilight Zone.
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 08:09:06 AM »
listening to my favorite morning show on the way inti work, they were talking about this a bit. they said  that the red lake nation owns  roughly 80% of the northwest angle................so it will never, ever fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 08:14:34 AM »
This is a pure publicity stunt.  The same people (resort owners) start this stunt every 10 years or so simply to garner free advertising.   
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 08:16:19 AM »
So, can I secede CAWchester from Minnysoda? It ain't worth anything anyway.... ;) Hey, that MIGHT solve this "Border Wall" issue...move the border north and make 1/2 of California Mexico. 🤠
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 08:18:20 AM »
Now that is an interesting idea. 

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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
Well, if we can go back and rewrite history to accommodate some people, I see no reason why we can't go back and redraw borders. That's what they're attempting here. The possibilities are endless!  :shocked:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 09:27:13 AM »
Sell them San Diego.  OR maybe everything south of Dels nudist colony vacation spot.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 10:33:12 AM »

Funny no one said this yet?   :scratch:

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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 10:36:35 AM »

Funny no one said this yet?   :scratch:

It's Trumps fault they want to get out and be a canuck why they can!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2019, 08:20:12 AM »
Yeah, I don't know how many people live up there, but I'm sure they don't appreciate a bunch of yahoo, do-gooders down here trying to change their fate.

Or who knows...  Maybe the 2,500 people all live up there.
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2019, 08:23:47 AM »
Maybe it's those pesky Canucks.  :rotflmao:


To get to the Angle by land visitors are required to go through customs twice, once on the way into Canada and then again when they enter the U.S. at the Angle.

In the 1998, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., introduced a bill to allow the Northwest Angle to secede from the U.S. and become part of Canada.

Peterson acknowledged at the time that the bill was “a ploy for attention over border-water treaty issues,” the Herald reported in March 1998.

Under Ontario regulations in 1998, non-Ontario anglers who fished on the Ontario portions of Lake Of The Woods and did not stay overnight in Ontario were prohibited from keeping walleye and sauger.
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2019, 09:57:38 AM »
I used to go to The Angle quite a bit for work.  So at Warroad you cross into Canada (Manitoba) and have to stop and show your card to them and tell them what and where you are going.  You get to the Angle and there is a small building not heated at this intersection.  It's called Jim's Corner.  There you get on the US phone and tell them you are there.  They take your info and you tell them what you are up to.   When you leave to come back down you go back to Jim's Corner and get on the Canada phone and tell them you will be going through Canada to Warroad.  They ask what you are up to and take your info and give you a number.  You write it down.  If they catch you in Canada without that number I think they can fine you big time.  Sometimes I have stood there in extreme cold and waited an hour on the Canada phone.  Damn near just took off and chanced it.  And they whisper when talking to you. Ok now you head back to Warroad and go through US Customs and tell them what you were up to and where.  They will get your info.   Lot of dicking around.

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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 10:00:55 AM »
That's almost the dumbest thing I've ever heard!!!   :crazy:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 10:46:18 AM »
The first few times I went up alone I had to think at Jim's Corner, OK now who am I supposed to call now???   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 10:51:10 AM »
As the terrorist stands there..."Hello, we're here to see moose and skwirrel".... :rolleyes:
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Re: Give Northwest Angle back to Canada?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2019, 07:16:02 PM »
Yes, like LPS said, then take it up one more notch.  You go out to one of the resorts in the angle (Flag island) to stay at a resort.  Now the US/Canadian boarder is just minutes away to the north or east.  If you plan to cross the line, you need to call the Canadians first to let them know.  Last time is was there we never could get ahold of them... no answer or no phone service.   :crazy:
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