In November, the Canadian government announced that on Jan. 15, essential workers only will be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated. Northwest Angle mail carrier Fred Caravetta would rather quit.
In addition to the 26 fish in the livewell, there were six walleyes and 10 saugers in the cooler with fish caught that day, and 17 walleyes and 13 saugers in the second cooler with fish the group had kept the previous day – 72 fish total.
A St. Thomas, North Dakota, native, Eilertson, of Andover, Minnesota, has a trailer house at Rocky Point on Lake of the Woods and has landed an astounding 107 walleyes — at last count — over 30 inches since 1977, when he bought his first boat.
The Fuglebergs were among the throngs of Americans who returned to their cabins on Canadian soil Monday for the first time since the U.S.-Canada border closed to nonessential travel March 21, 2020, in the very early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 12th stop on our tour of 20 Minnesota State Parks is a peaceful alternative to nearby Lake of the Woods. The man-made body of water at Hayes Lake State Park features panfish, a beach, a campground and myriad recreation opportunities for visitors to one of Minnesota's northernmost counties.
Life for resort owners and other businesses on Minnesota's Northwest Angle has been especially challenging since March 2020, when the U.S.-Canada border closed to nonessential travel in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is only marginally better this year.