(Angle Inlet, MN) -- When Canada shut its border to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 120 or so people living in the Northwest Angle were cut off from the rest of Minnesota.

Now, they’ve done something. With the Lake of the Woods frozen over, a 22-mile ice road has been built across Big Traverse Bay, connecting Warroad to the south end of the Angle. Ice roads aren’t unique in Minnesota, but they usually aren’t 22 miles long. This one cost 75 thousand dollars to build. The people behind the project have sold 400 round-trip season passes for 120 dollars each. Owners of resorts on Flag and Oak islands are hoping they can break even by the end of the winter season.