The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minnesota. Image: OxBlue
Openings & Closings

Prairie Island Indian Community cuts ribbon for $86 million expansion at casino


The Prairie Island Indian Community held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an $68 million casino expansion project.

Thanks to two new towers, the Treasure Island Resort and Casino boasts the second largest hotel in Minnesota. The facility now features 788 rooms, just 33 fewer than a large non-Indian property in downtown Minneapolis, The Rochester Post-Bulletin reported.

“The leaders of our tribal community are charged with thinking ahead seven generations and adding this space for Treasure Island guests to enjoy for years to come greatly assists us toward that end,” President Shelley Buck said in a press release on Tuesday.

The first of the Wolf Towers opened over the weekend, The Post-Bulletin reported. The second is due to welcome guests in a few weeks, the paper said.

Read More on the Story:
'It shows they're looking forward' (The Rochester Post-Bulletin December 5, 2017)
Tribe nearly double size of hotel (The Red Wing Republican December 6, 2017)

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