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:
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