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Roseau feels the strain as Minnesota-Canada border hassles take a toll

 

August 17, 2019



by John Enger

Nurse Darcy Wakefield crosses from Canada into Minnesota four days a week to help deliver babies. It’s a job she loves — and one she says she’ll soon have to quit.

The babies haven’t slowed, but the border has.

Darcy Wakefield has to drive to Roseau hours before her night shift starts, while the border crossing is still open.

Minnesota-Canada crossings have become a nightmare for Wakefield and others since January 2018, when the Roseau station cut its hours as U.S. Customs and Border Protection shifted officers to the Mexican border.

The Roseau station, which ran for y...



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