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Prairie Island Indian Community unveils $19M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community unveils $19M casino expansion (02/10)
The 40,000 square-foot addition at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino features an indoor water park, an upscale spa and a fitness center.

White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case (02/02)
A gaming developer was ordered to pay $18.5 million by the tribe's court, a decision that was recognized in the state court system.

Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014Filed Under: Public Relations
Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014 (02/01)
Chairman Kevin Leecy also said non-gaming aspects of the Fortune Bay Resort Casino continue to show growth.

Mille Lacs Band arrests suspect accused of kidnapping at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Mille Lacs Band arrests suspect accused of kidnapping at casino (01/14)
Tribal officers found James Phillip Cowan with a knife and methamphetamine at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.

Mille Lacs Band police keep busy with drug arrests at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Mille Lacs Band police keep busy with drug arrests at casino (11/19)
Three people are facing drug, firearms and other charges for incidents at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota.

White Earth Nation breaks ground on second gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation breaks ground on second gaming facility (11/16)
The new Shooting Star Casino, located near the northeastern border of the reservation, is expected to open in June 2016.

Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino (10/15)
The expansion will make the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the fourth-largest hotel and conference center in the Twin Cities area.

White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino siteFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site (10/09)
The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.

White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility (09/28)
The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.

White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site (09/25)
A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bidFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (09/25)
Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

White Earth Nation considers plan for yet another gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation considers plan for yet another gaming facility (09/24)
The tribe already operates the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen and is building a second one near Bagley, Minnesota.

Grand Portage Band works on expansion of casino near borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Portage Band works on expansion of casino near border (08/31)
The first phase of the project -- a renovation of the 95 rooms at the hotel -- is already near completion.

Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansionFiled Under: Meetings | Openings and Closings
Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion (08/27)
The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.

Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinosFiled Under: Regulation
Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos (08/20)
According to preliminary results, 54 percent of tribal members said no to alcohol sales at two gaming facilities.

White Earth Nation prepares to break ground on second casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation prepares to break ground on second casino (08/18)
The tribe hasn't disclosed the cost or size of the new Shooting Star Casino but it's due to open in spring of 2016.

Fond du Lac Band almost finished with $6.2M casino upgradeFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band almost finished with $6.2M casino upgrade (08/14)
The Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth is getting more modern look, nearly 30 years after opening in 1986.

Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming disputeFiled Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming dispute (08/10)
Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.

White Earth Nation to announce plan for second gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation to announce plan for second gaming facility (08/06)
Construction on the facility on the northern edge of the reservation is scheduled to begin in September.

Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fightFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight (08/03)
The tribe already paid $75 million to the city for hosting the Fond-du-Luth Casino but officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want more despite losing several cases in court.

Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinosFiled Under: Regulation
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos (07/30)
Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.

Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feudFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud (07/29)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.

Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor salesFiled Under: Regulation
Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales (07/27)
Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino securityFiled Under: Regulation
Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino security (06/29)
The $335,000 grant comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota.

City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case (06/05)
After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.

City submits appeal in gaming dispute with Fond du Lac Band Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City submits appeal in gaming dispute with Fond du Lac Band (06/02)
The city has lost every single ruling but is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case anyway.

Prairie Island Indian Community plans $19M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community plans $19M expansion at casino (05/22)
The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see a 40,000 square-foot addition with a fitness center, an upscale spa and salon and a water park.

Mayoral candidate embraces Fond du Lac Band urban casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mayoral candidate embraces Fond du Lac Band urban casino (05/19)
Incumbent Mayor Don Ness, who has repeatedly criticized the tribe, will not be seeking re-election.

Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino case (05/08)
A judge had ordered the tribe to send another $12 million -- on top of $75 million -- to the city of Duluth but an appeals court said that was a mistake.

White Earth Nation promotes tribal members in casino positionsFiled Under: Public Relations
White Earth Nation promotes tribal members in casino positions (04/24)
John 'Bomber' Clark is the new human resources director and Gary Litzau was promoted to marketing director.

Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (04/15)
The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casinoFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casino (04/02)
The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

City loses yet another ruling in Fond du Lac Band gaming disputeFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
City loses yet another ruling in Fond du Lac Band gaming dispute (04/01)
This time the city lost a lawsuit that was filed against the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Fond du Lac Band plans to spend $5.5M on casino renovationsFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band plans to spend $5.5M on casino renovations (03/23)
The Art Deco facade and interior are being replaced, nearly 30 years after the facility opened in 1986.

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loanFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan (03/23)
A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

Bois Forte Band finds replacement for casino executive who quitFiled Under: Regulation
Bois Forte Band finds replacement for casino executive who quit (03/17)
Jennifer Pontinen is the new director of finance and business development for the Bois Forte Development Corporation.

NIGC announces topics for upcoming tribal consultation sessionsFiled Under: NIGC
NIGC announces topics for upcoming tribal consultation sessions (03/09)
The meetings will take place in April and May.

Fond du Lac Band to spend $3M on more modern look at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band to spend $3M on more modern look at casino (02/23)
Work at the Fond-du-Luth Casino will begin this summer and will take about four months.

Opinion: Tribes won't let lottery get away with online gamesFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribes won't let lottery get away with online games (02/17)
To think that tribal gaming interests in Minnesota are going to sit back and let the lottery get away with this without offering their own products is fantasy.

Gaming executive for Bois Forte Band resigns amid allegationsFiled Under: Regulation
Gaming executive for Bois Forte Band resigns amid allegations (02/12)
The tribal council said allegations of credit card abuse have been reported to federal authorities.

Bois Forte Band reports six percent drop in revenues at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Bois Forte Band reports six percent drop in revenues at casino (01/26)
Chairman Kevin Leecy said non-gaming aspects of the facility continue to do well.

Fond du Lac Band wins ruling affecting land adjacent to casinoFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins ruling affecting land adjacent to casino (12/24)
The tribe wants a one-acre site placed in trust in order to create a buffer zone around the casino.

8th Circuit hears arguments in Fond du Lac Band casino suitFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
8th Circuit hears arguments in Fond du Lac Band casino suit (11/13)
The tribe doesn't want to pay another $12 million under a revenue sharing agreement that has been invalidated.

MPR: City pushes for casino amid battle with Fond du Lac Band">Filed Under: Litigation
MPR: City pushes for casino amid battle with Fond du Lac Band (08/19)
Officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want to open their own casino as they try to reinstate a revenue sharing agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Prairie Island Tribe arrests woman for possessing meth at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Prairie Island Tribe arrests woman for possessing meth at casino (07/31)
The 27-year-old woman brought 1.5 ounces of meth to the Treasure Island Resort and Casino.

White Earth Nation receives permit for biomass power at casino">Filed Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation receives permit for biomass power at casino (07/07)
The system would be used to provide heat to the gaming floor, hotel and events center.

Minnesota Indian Gaming Association opposes Internet lotteryFiled Under: Legislation
Minnesota Indian Gaming Association opposes Internet lottery (05/13)
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association is urging Gov. Mark Dayton (D) to reject Internet lottery sales.

City seeking to reinstate Fond du Lac Band gaming agreementFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
City seeking to reinstate Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement (05/08)
Officials in Duluth, Minnesota, are still trying to reinstate a gaming agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinosFiled Under: Public Relations
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  bankruptcyFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation
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.

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