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A Twin Cities couple violated Canadian law and failed to quarantine for 14 days after entering the country while on their way to their other residence north of the border, Ontario police say.

David Sippell, 66, and Anne Sippell, 65, both of Tonka Bay, entered Canada on June 24 from International Falls, Minn., at the Fort Frances crossing, provincial police said Saturday.

The Sippells were told by the Canada Border Services Agency to drive directly to their destination and quarantine for 14 days, a requirement by the federal government in its effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

However, the Sippells “were observed making stops in the Town of Fort Frances,” a statement from police read.

The Sippells “have a residence in Canada and were allowed in at the port of entry,” Provincial Police Sgt. Petrina Taylor-Hertz said Monday afternoon. “They were in Canada legally.”

The Sippells could not be reached Monday for comment.

Violating the Quarantine Act can lead to a fine of $1,000.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482