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8th Circuit hears Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement lawsuit

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The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Tuesday in City of Duluth vs. Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa, a gaming agreement case.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians signed an agreement that required the tribe to share 19 percent of slot machine revenues from the Fond-du-Luth Casino with the city of Duluth, Minnesota. The tribe stopped making payments after contending the arrangement was illegal.

The National Indian Gaming Commission agreed and withdrew its approval of the agreement under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. But the city still wants the tribe to pay an estimated $6 million a year.

The tribe paid about $80 million to the city between 1994 and 2009.

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Duluth and Fond du Lac Band Argue Appeals at 8th Circuit U.S. Court (Northland's News Center 11/13)

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