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City council approves Sault Tribe off-reservation casino bid

The city council in Lansing, Michigan, approved plans for an off-reservation casino by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

The city voted 7-1 to sell property in downtown Lansing for the $245 million development. Three other issues related to the project were also approved.

“I believe this vote will stand the test of time,” Mayor Virg Bernero, who supports the casino, said at the council meeting, The Lansing State Journal reported.. “You put us in the game, and for this I thank you.”

The vote came after the Protect MI Vote, a coalition that includes the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, released a poll that shows a majority of Michigan voters oppose off-reservation gaming.

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Kids in the Hall (The Lansing City Pulse 3/19)
Lansing city council gives OK to controversial casino project (Michigan Radio 3/19)
Lansing City Council votes to advance casino plan (The Lansing State News 3/20)
City council votes to pass casino plans through (The State News 3/20)
Lansing City Council approves $245 million casino (MLive 3/20)
Lansing City Council OKs casino plan (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 3/20)
Michigan residents don't want more casinos built in the state, poll finds (The Detroit Free Press 3/20)

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