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Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe owns and operates the Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Image: Google Maps

Citizens of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are being asked to approve a new casino.

The tribe wants to relocate the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Plans call for a $45 million to $50 million facility, The Bemidji Pioneer reported.

"We've been talking about a new casino here for a couple of years because the current building is in need of so many repairs," Chairman Faron Jackson Sr. told the paper. "The Palace itself wasn't an original gaming building when it was established either. It was made into one in the early '80s and was remodeled, but it wasn't built as a casino."

The referendum takes place May 16.

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