St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project

From left: State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, tribal council member Elmer “Jay” Emery, Chairman Lewis Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer Stuart Bearheart, council member Carmen Bugg, Vice-Chairperson Crystal Peterson and State Representative Adam Jarchow participate in the groundbreaking on the new St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster, Wisconsin, on September 9, 2016. Photo by St. Croix Chippewa Tribe

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe of Wisconsin broke ground on a casino replacement project last Friday.

The St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster is seeing a major upgrade. The new facility will be part of a complex that includes a convenience store, a truck stop, a 16-stall RV park and an 850-seat amphitheater.

"This groundbreaking is further evidence of our commitment to progress for the people of the St. Croix tribe. It also demonstrates our commitment to invest in Burnett County and looking to diversify our tribal economy," Chairman Lewis Taylor said in a press release.

The new complex is expected to open by the middle of summer in 2017. The cost of the project was not disclosed.

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