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Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumorsFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (10/17)
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Public Relations
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (10/13)
The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casino (09/30)
The Minnesota tribe just opened a second casino but plans for a third are running into opposition.

Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinosFiled Under: Public Relations
Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinos (09/15)
Tribes attracted nearly 23 million people to their casinos, according to the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association.

Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling websiteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling website (09/07)
The Minnesota tribe has joined the growing fantasy sports industry.

White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facility (08/18)
The new Shooting Star Casino is located on the northeastern edge of the Minnesota reservation.

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (07/12)
The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcelFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battleFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (06/13)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feudFiled Under: Litigation
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (06/08)
The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.

Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention centerFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center (05/04)
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is getting a nine-story hotel with 180 rooms and a 70,000-square-foot convention center.

Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 yearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years (04/29)
The two locations of the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Minnesota will be seeing significant new investments.

Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino (04/27)
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casinoFiled Under: Meetings | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (04/18)
The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.

Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spatFiled Under: Regulation
Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat (03/14)
Interim Chairman Wally Dupuis said he paid for his campaign mailers out of his own pocket and said other candidates have hired the same printing firm as the one used by the Minnesota tribe's casino.

Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revokedFiled Under: Regulation
Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked (03/11)
A rival candidate is accusing interim leader Wally Dupuis of using tribal casino resources to promote his election bid.

Mille Lacs Band uncovers false allegation of kidnapping at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Mille Lacs Band uncovers false allegation of kidnapping at casino (02/26)
The kidnapping at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Hinckley, Minnesota, didn't take place as originally alleged.

Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino (02/22)
The tribe recently acquired 112 acres of farmland off the reservation but isn't looking to develop a casino there.

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.

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