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St. John–Lena Border Crossing
St. John ND Border Station.jpg
US–Canada border at St. John, North Dakota
Country United States; Canada
  • ND 30 / PTH 18
  • US Port: 10935 North Dakota Highway 30, St. John, North Dakota 58369-6910
  • Canadian Port: Manitoba Highway 18, Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0
Coordinates 48°59′57″N 99°39′32″W / 48.999278°N 99.658866°W / 48.999278; -99.658866
Opened 1930
US Phone (701) 477-3140
Canadian Phone (204) 523-8450
Hours Open 8:00 AM-9:00 PM
U.S. Inspection Station-St. John, North Dakota
MPS U.S. Border Inspection Stations MPS
NRHP reference No. 14000588
Added to NRHP September 10, 2014

The St. John–Lena Border Crossing connects the towns of St. John, North Dakota and Killarney, Manitoba on the Canada–United States border. It is connected by North Dakota Highway 30 in Rolette County on the American side and Manitoba Highway 18 in the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain on the Canadian side.

St John ND border station 1932
US Border Station at St. John, ND as seen in 1932

The United States border station was built in 1937, and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2014. Prior to 1930, the Canada border station was located in Killarney, Manitoba, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the international border, which was both inconvenient for local residents, and vulnerable to smuggling. The border station was built in Lena, Manitoba in 1930, and was replaced in 1961.

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