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IPR: Soo Tribe off-reservation casino faces a political battle

"Governor Rick Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette have told a northern Michigan Indian tribe they will do whatever is necessary to stop a casino from being built in downtown Lansing. The proposed casino would go up just a few blocks from the state Capitol.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians already operates five casinos in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The proposed casino in downtown Lansing sits on a parcel that is not currently considered tribal property. The governor and the attorney general say that means the land cannot be used for a tribal casino."

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Snyder, Schuette Oppose Lansing Casino (Interlochen Public Radio 2/14)

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has "utmost respect" for Gov. Snyder, AG Schuette, despite opposition to Lansing casino (The Lansing News 2/14)

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