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Menominee Nation takes on more costs for casino

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin has taken on more costs associated with its proposed off-reservation casino.

The tribe is paying the options to purchase Dairyland Greyhound Park, the site of the proposed casino in Kenosha. The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut previously was maintaining the options.

The tribe is also picking up more of the costs of legal representation, local representation and travel for the project, a spokesperson said. That includes a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the Bush administration's rejection of the casino.

“Mohegan is still our partner; they’re still engaged in the project," spokesperson Evan Zeppos told The Kenosha News. “But the economy out east in their market is soft. They’ve talked about it; they’ve changed plans out there. The costs for the project have increased.”

The Mohegan Tribe has spent more than $12 million on the project, the paper said.

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Financial support for casino shifts (The Kenosha News 5/28)