The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe owns and operates the Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Image: Google Maps
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Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site



The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will move forward with plans for a new casino after tribal citizens voted overwhelmingly in support of the effort.

The tribe will be moving the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota, that sees more traffic. Construction is slated to begin in early 2018 and the facility, which is expected to cost between $45 million to $50 million, is due to open in 2019, according to a press release.

The project won 78 percent of the vote in a referendum on Tuesday, according to the official results.

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