DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A missing teen from Canada has been on quite a journey.

After taking shelter in a parked freight train in Manitoba, the 16-year-old girl ended up the next day in Duluth. Canadian National called Duluth police after spotting the girl in the Steelton Railroad Yard May 17. Police say the girl told them she ran away from her home in Steinbach, Manitoba. The U.S. Border Patrol took custody of the girl and took her to Minneapolis, then to New York and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The News Tribune says the girl’s parents picked her up in New York.

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Comments (8)
  1. M B says:

    Why on Earth would they take her to New York? Talk about making the parents go out of their way to get her… Manitoba is just north of MN and ND. It would have been as if they had taken her to Texas.

  2. Glad she was found safe says:

    I thought the same thing as M B. Why New York? There isn’t a closer office than New York?

  3. Elle says:

    This will only open the flood gates for Canadian teens to get a free trip to the Big Apple (but they had better enjoy it, I’m thinking that once you get deported you are on the Persona Non Grata list for life).

  4. hmmm says:

    And WHY is it taking several weeks to get her back home when it only took her a day to get here? There’s more to this story…

  5. Jake says:

    Do we really need any more evidence that it’s time to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada? These Canadians are costing us a fortune, what with the free lodging, airfare. She probably got free health care and a little Social Security while she was here, too, and I’m guessing she doesn’t even speak the language . . . at least not without those long o’s in “aboot” and so on. When will Washington step in and protect us?

    1. Arcadia says:

      LOL! Now that was the best comment!

  6. We says:

    I am sick of the illegal aliens from Canada sneaking down here stealing all of the illegal Mexicans jobs!

  7. 2farsouth says:

    Cool! If I hop a train to Canada do I get a free ride to Vancouver? Always wanted to check that place out!

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