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Changes to US Border hours reduction not popular at town hall meeting

 

April 10, 2019

Mark Hebert

Bob Siversten, president of the 4 for 2, Highway 2 Association, was one of the many people to talk against a proposed reduction in hours of operation at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Port of Morgan last Wednesday in Malta.

A town hall meeting was held at the Great Nothern's Lodge Room in Malta last Wednesday, hosted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), to talk about a proposal to adjust hours of operation at four Montana ports of entry into Canada which would include the Port of Morgan in Loring, Mont., on Highway 191.

Everyone who spoke at the meeting who wasn't a CPB employee said they were not in favor of the proposed hours change as they felt it would hurt local business and tourism.

The four ports of entry into the U.S. along the Montana/Canada border where the CPB are suggesting a shortening...



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