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Ho-Chunk leader says off-reservation casino is years away

The Ho-Chunk Nation wants to build an off-reservation in Beloit, Wisconsin, but the process will take years, President Jon Greendeer said.

The tribe has negotiated an intergovernmental agreement with the city. So far, the deal appears to have generated little opposition.

But one big hurdle will be the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The land-into-trust process usually takes a couple of years.

The tribe then needs approval of the state governor. That could take another year.

Greendeer is confident of the tribe's success but said it will be at least two years before the tribe can break ground.

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