WAIT WHAT?! Minnesota Petitioned To Give A Piece Of Land To Canada

Posted by: @mdanielsradio

The Northwest Angle, known simply as "the angle" to its locals, is a part of northern Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota and is currently being petitioned to be returned to Canada. This land ended up as American territory after the 1783 Treaty of Paris negotiations, in which Benjamin Franklin and British negotiators used a flawed map with incorrect borders. The Angle is cut off from the rest of the state by the Lake of the Woods, meaning residents need to travel through Canada to get there by land. 

Here's a visual so you can see the piece of land in question.

The petition named "Make America great, by correcting this critical survey error," as of Sunday January 6th, has been signed by over 4,200 people. It needs 100,000 signatures by the end of January to get a response from the White House. The angle has around 123 square miles of land and roughly 120 residents, many of whom clearly are NOT in favor of the petition. "We’re proud to be neighbors, but that is where we draw the line—figuratively and literally," resident Lisa Goulet tells the Star Tribune. 

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