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Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinos (04/15)
Four people pleaded guilty in connection with a theft scheme at tribal casinos in Minnesota.

Company that owes $10.4M to gaming tribes files for bankruptcy (03/25)
A non-Indian cash management company that owes $10.4 million to tribes has filed for bankruptcy protections in federal court.

Leech Lake Band to offer simulcast wagering on horse races (02/12)
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota reached an agreement to offer simulcast wagering on horse races.

Firm ordered to pay $10.4M for doing business at tribal casinos (12/04)
A non-Indian cash management company is in big trouble for its business dealings with two tribes.

MPR: Minnesota governor supports state-run casino at airport (11/21)
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) supports a state-run casino at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

Fond du Lac Band takes casino agreement dispute to 8th Circuit (11/05)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is asking the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear a gaming dispute with the city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Fond du Lac Band continues fight against casino agreement (11/04)
The Fond du Lac Band continues to battle the city of Duluth, Minnesota, over a casino agreement that was invalidated by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Minnesota Tribes: Don't open doors to off-reservation casino (10/28)
Tribal leaders in Minnesota oppose off-reservation casino in neighboring Wisconsin.

Fond du Lac Band weighs next step in gaming lease dispute (10/10)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians hasn't decided whether to appeal the latest decision in its long-running casino battle with the city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Fond du Lac Band ordered to pay $10.3M in casino lease fees (10/09)
A federal judge ordered the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to pay an estimated $10.3 million in casino lease fees to the city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date (09/25)
The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association will be hosting its annual conference earlier than usual next year.

Lower Sioux Indian Community announces expansion at casino (08/07)
The Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota announced an expansion of its casino. The tribe will be adding more expanding and renovating the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel. The project includes a larger gaming floor, a 225-seat bingo hall and a...

Fond du Lac Band lowers legal age for off-reservation casino (07/10)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has lowered the legal gambling age at its off-reservation casino in Duluth, Minnesota. Patrons have to be 18 to gamble at the Fond-du-Luth Casino. That's the same legal age at...

City still seeking cut of revenue from Fond du Lac Band casino (04/15)
Despite losing a lawsuit, the city of Duluth, Minnesota, is still seeking a cut of gaming revenues from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians but the tribe says that's a no-go. The 8th Circuit Court of...

MIGA: Minnesota lawmakers seek to expand non-Indian gaming (03/12)
A legislative update from the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association: As expected, there is no shortage of gambling expansion proposals awaiting consideration by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature. House File 522, authored by Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis, would authorize sports betting...

City sues NIGC in Fond du Lac Band casino agreement dispute (02/28)
After losing its lawsuit against the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the city of Duluth, Minnesota, is now going after the National Indian Gaming Commission. The tribe shared 19 percent of gross revenues from the Fond-du-Luth...

8th Circuit won't rehear Fond du Lac Band gaming deal dispute (02/21)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear a gaming dispute involving the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city of Duluth, Minnesota, asked the full court to revisit the case after a three-judge panel ruled...

Blog: Shakopee Tribe casino per capita comes to $1M a year (02/04)
"A generation ago, according to a report by the New York Times, members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton of Minnesota were living "in a motley collection of beat-up trailer homes, melting snow for bath water when wells froze over because they...

Bois Forte Band holds final bingo session after 26-year run (01/30)
The Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota is holding its last bingo game tonight. The Fortune Bay Resort Casino got its start with bingo 26 years ago. But the tribe said it was time to end the games. “We...

City plans appeal after losing Fond du Lac Band casino case (01/15)
The mayor of Duluth, Minnesota said the city will ask the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a gaming dispute with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city says 1994 agreement that requires the...

8th Circuit backs Fond du Lac Band in casino agreement suit (01/14)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a big victory today to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in a casino agreement case. A 1994 agreement required the tribe to share 19 percent of slot machine...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- Series on tribal gaming industry (12/14)
"Ojibwe and Dakota people across Minnesota added a measure of casino success that rises above issues of poverty, jobs, education and tribal self-sufficiency: Have casinos enabled tribes to restore their endangered languages and steep a new generation in cherished cultural...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on tribal gaming industry (12/13)
"This piece was a struggle. Our first worry was for you, the reader. You could expect to be engaged in our earlier questions of whether casino profits have helped ease poverty on Minnesota’s Indian reservations, whether they have provided more...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on Indian gaming industry (12/12)
"A few years ago, one of my 5th grade students, who is Ojibwe, told me that he would get “a lot of money” when he grew up. The money, he said, would come from the reservation where he was an...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on tribal gaming industry (12/11)
"It is easy to understand why so many workers at the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel complex are non-Indian. If you were a multi-millionaire – as many of the casino’s owners reportedly are – would you wait tables? Push a...

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