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Published July 25, 2010, 02:35 PM

Inspections running smoother at port of entry in Warroad

Warroad, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A new port of entry in Warroad, Minnesota is replacing a much smaller one built in the 1960s, but what you should expect? The 39 million dollar port opened in February.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The visitor’s center and other buildings are made of cedar and have landscaping to blend with wildlife. New technology and a canopy are making inspections run smoother and quicker for travelers.

The biggest change though, it is ten times larger than the old port or 40 thousand square feet. The sheer size makes it easier for workers to keep up with traffic and commerce all day.

“There is a lot more traffic then there was in 1962. And our staffs have increased immensely since then.”

The port has an indoor gun range for training.