Weather Forecast

Northwest angle

Minnesota's Northwest Angle seeks access through tribal lands

Email News Alerts

There's a deal in the works to trade 9,300 acres of Minnesota state-owned land in the Northwest Angle to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to guarantee road access and an easement for power and telephone lines.


The five members of the Lake of the Woods County Board favor the idea, Commissioner Ed Arnesen said. But some residents of the Angle, including resort owner Paul Colson, oppose the trade of almost 15 square miles of land.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.