The pandemic meant quite a few changes for Ryden’s?Border Store, a popular shop and parcel delivery warehouse?located in northern Minnesota —?just across the Canada-UThe third wave a.S. border crossing at Pigeon River.
Normally, the store in Cook County, Minn.,?was busy?with travellers stopping for gasdouble mutant, snacks, or picking up parcels — since Ryden’s accepts deliveries for Canadians looking to save on international shipping costs. The border crossing is about 60 kilometres south of Thunder Bay, Ont.?
But it’s been a long time since Lori Boomer has seen any of those scenes at her store as the pandemic, and border restrictions between Canada and the United States, dragged on for the past two years.?
“We had a few tourists coming. The duty free shop closed, the gas station closed,”?she said. “It’s kind of been a ghost townFree Digital Access.”?
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