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Leech Lake Band breaks ground on replacement casino with help from fellow tribe

Friday, December 8, 2017
Architectural drawing of the new Palace Casino and Hotel, owned and operated by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Image: LSE Architects
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe broke ground at the site of a replacement casino in Minnesota.

The tribe is moving the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake that sees more traffic. According to news reports, plans include a hotel with 100 rooms, 650 slot machines, four blackjack tables, a food court, brew pub, a restaurant and bar, plus a 250-seat event center, fitness center, gift shop and arcade.

The project is expected to cost between $40 million and $50 million. Financing was secured thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The casino is slated to open in the summer of 2019.

Read More on the Story:
Groundbreaking Held For Palace Casino Replacement (Leech Lake News December 8, 2017)
"A win for all of us": Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino (The Bemidji Pioneer December 7, 2017)

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