St. John–Lena Border Crossing facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. John–Lena Border Crossing
US–Canada border at St. John, North Dakota
|Country||United States; Canada|
|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.
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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