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Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

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.

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

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

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

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

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