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Wisconsin city pays tribes $50K in failed casino land deal

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An artist's rendering of what was to be a Bad River / St. Croix casino in Beloit, Wisconsin. Photo from Great Horse Group

The city of Beloit, Wisconsin, has paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by two Ojibwe tribes over a failed off-reservation casino.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians sued after the city sold land to the Ho-Chunk Nation. The Ojibwe tribes had already paid $46,000 to the city under an option agreement.

The Ojibwe tribes were pursuing a casino at the site but their plans were rejected by the Bush administration. They have not submitted an application to the Obama administration.

The Ho-Chunk Nation is pursuing its own casino at the site.

Get the Story:
City cuts deal with Chippewa (The Beloit Daily News 1/18)

Related Stories:
Opinion: Ho-Chunk off-reservation casino won't benefit state (12/12)
Tribes sue over Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino site (8/23)

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