Across the region, tourism has changed since the border closed in March 2020. And while some towns this summer tracked more visitors than ever before, the number of Canadian visitors lags behind pre-pandemic numbers.
According to a press release from Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Rep. Kelly Armstrong, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to temporarily expand operating hours at the Maida, Northgate and Sherwood ports.
There are 18 international land border crossings along the 310-mile border between North Dakota and Canada, and only the crossings at Pembina, Dunseith and Portal are operating at full capacity and hours.