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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 12:36:27 PM »

I feel that it would cost a lot less, cause a lot less stress and complications, and be far less of a use of resources to just build a bridge or implement a ferry. A territory handover from the US to Canada would probably go through miles and miles of red tape, somehow cost a lot, be subject to tons of debate and standstill, significantly affect people's lives, etc etc etc... Although it's worth noting it may be too deep for a bridge.
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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 12:52:35 PM »

A territory handover from the US to Canada would probably go through miles and miles of red tape, somehow cost a lot, be subject to tons of debate and standstill, significantly affect people's lives, etc etc etc
Yeah, they made a movie about a territory handover from Canada to the US called Super Troopers 2, and it sucked.
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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 03:44:07 PM »

I feel that it would cost a lot less, cause a lot less stress and complications, and be far less of a use of resources to just build a bridge or implement a ferry. A territory handover from the US to Canada would probably go through miles and miles of red tape, somehow cost a lot, be subject to tons of debate and standstill, significantly affect people's lives, etc etc etc... Although it's worth noting it may be too deep for a bridge.

That's true. Perhaps a ferry could be in order, if a bridge is not feasible.

I do agree with sparker that granting its citizens dual citizenship could be a good idea, and might make their lives much easier.

I always did think this was one of the weirder sections of border in the United States. Hopefully the aforementioned things could happen in order to make things less complicated.
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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 11:01:29 AM »

Bridge...  :-D :-D

It's 12 miles of open water at its closest; one mile for every person that lives in the NW Angle. :-D

It'd be cheaper to buy every permanent resident of the NW Angle a bitchin' lake house somewhere else on the lake.
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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 03:19:19 PM »

Exactly that explains why when I see "East of the Mississippi" and "West of the Mississippi" I wonder what is "East of the Mississippi" and what "West of the Mississippi" in Northern Minnesota (roughly from Bemidji to the Canadian border). I've solved that by tracing a line from Bemidji Lake to the Lower Red Lake, and then straight Northwards to where the USA/Canada border hits the 49th parallel after going South on the Lake of the Woods. As I once mentioned on the Geographical oddities that defy conventional wisdom thread, it is possible to go from East of the Mississippi to West of the Mississippi or vice-versa by land without crossing the Mississippi river at all, by traveling on MN 11.

You're taking the definition far too literally. "East/West of the Mississippi" has little meaning within the state; no one refers to Minneapolis or St. Cloud as "West" or St. Paul/Duluth as "East".

In a similar vein, there are places in the New Orleans area where the "Westbank" is actually located east of the "east" side of the Mississippi (across from the French Quarter is the most notable spot).

Minneapolis and St. Paul each occupy land on both sides of the Mississippi, although you wouldn't know it looking at the Twins' "Win! Twins!" logo.

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Re: Give the Northwest Angle Back
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »

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That's true. Perhaps a ferry could be in order, if a bridge is not feasible.

A ferry would not be feasible.  Not only would it have extremely light traffic and be expensive to run, but there are some months out of the year where the ferry couldn't run and the NWA would be cut off...namely in the fall when the lake ices over but the ice isn't thick enough for vehicles and conversely in the spring when the ice is melting.

Since 3MX went there, I'm not even touching the bridge idea...😌
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