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Walz proclaims Nov. 8 “Canadian Travelers Day” in Minnesota

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Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 4:24 PM CST
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ST. PAUL, MN (CBS) -- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz proclaimed Monday, November 8 as “Canadian Travelers Day” in the state of Minnesota.

This comes on the same day that the U.S. lifted travel restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border for fully vaccinated travelers.

Walz says “Canadian Travelers Day” recognizes Canadian travelers’ contributions to Minnesota’s economy and culture.

“We have missed seeing our Canadian friends at our hockey games and other events; at our restaurants and breweries; at our museums and theaters; at our hotels, resorts, and campgrounds; at our shops and in our communities,” Walz said.

In 2019, approximately 1.75 million people crossed the U.S.-Canada border at one of the Minnesota checkpoints.

Canadian spending in Minnesota totaled $175 million in 2019.

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