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Daniel Vohler, customs and border protection officer at the International Falls border crossing, checks the passports of drivers returning to the United States from Canada Monday afternoon. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

New rules bring new reality at the border

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Traffic was moving quickly and the line was short at the Canadian border crossing here Monday, the first day passports were required for entry into the U.S.

It appeared nearly everyone trying to enter the U.S. via Minnesota's four major crossings was aware of the new regulation, said Marty Eide, area port director.

"We're at about 5 percent noncompliance across Warroad, Baudette, International Falls and Grand Portage," Eide said at midday Monday. "It's going very well.''

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