Village approves liquor license Oneida Nation doesn't need
The village of Hobart, Wisconsin, approved a liquor license for a golf course owned by the Oneida Nation.

The tribe doesn't need the license for the Thornberry Creek at Oneida because it already received one from the state. A provision in a state budget bill allowed the tribe to go around the village, whose officials and residents are notorious tribal sovereignty opponents.

But the state license will expire in two years. The village said the tribe can obtain a license as long as it pays disputed stormwater fees that are the subject of a lawsuit in federal court.

The village's director of community development and tribal affairs is Elaine Willman, a former leader of an anti-Indian group.

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Hobart OKs liquor license renewal for Thornberry Creek at Oneida golf course (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 6/16)

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