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Shakopee Tribe on track to finish big casino expansion in time for Super Bowl
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Shakopee Tribe on track to finish big casino expansion in time for Super Bowl (September 28, 2017)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is set to complete a $90 million casino expansion project in time for the Super Bowl in 2018.

White Earth Nation sticks by casino project despite delay in environmental review
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White Earth Nation sticks by casino project despite delay in environmental review (September 19, 2017)
Tribes are used to long waits at the federal level but the White Earth Nation is discovering that local governments most just as slowly on casino projects.

White Earth Nation faces longer environmental review of third gaming facility
Casino Stalker
White Earth Nation faces longer environmental review of third gaming facility (August 23, 2017)
The White Earth Nation is facing a longer wait on plans for a new casino after a Minnesota.county voted to require a stronger environmental review of the project.

White Earth Nation takes more time to respond to comments on casino plan
Casino Stalker
White Earth Nation takes more time to respond to comments on casino plan (August 3, 2017)
The White Earth Nation continues to work on plans for a new casino in Minnesota amid intense local interest.

Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site
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Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site (May 18, 2017)
Tribal citizens voted overwhelmingly to move the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota, that sees more traffic.

White Earth Nation faces wait on permits for third gaming project
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White Earth Nation faces wait on permits for third gaming project (May 16, 2017)
Officials in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, are still reviewing plans for the casino at Star Lake.

Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site (May 3, 2017)
Plans call for a $45 million to $50 million investment in the Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota,

White Earth Nation remains optimistic on permits for new casino
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White Earth Nation remains optimistic on permits for new casino (March 6, 2017)
The tribe hopes to open the third Shooting Star location in Minnesota in 2018.

Grand Portage Band finishes second phase of casino expansion
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Grand Portage Band finishes second phase of casino expansion (February 28, 2017)
The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino in Minnesota is incorporating more elements of tribal culture.

Prairie Island Indian Community puts casino name on new project
Business Deals | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community puts casino name on new project (February 27, 2017)
The Treasure Island Center in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, will include office and retail space.

White Earth Nation pushes back anticipated opening for third casino
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White Earth Nation pushes back anticipated opening for third casino (February 2, 2017)
The facility at Star Lake in Minnesota is seeing local opposition.

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors
Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (October 17, 2016)
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino
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Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (October 13, 2016)
The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casino
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White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casino (September 30, 2016)
The Minnesota tribe just opened a second casino but plans for a third are running into opposition.

Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinos
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Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinos (September 15, 2016)
Tribes attracted nearly 23 million people to their casinos, according to the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association.

Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling website
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Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling website (September 7, 2016)
The Minnesota tribe has joined the growing fantasy sports industry.

White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facility
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White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facility (August 18, 2016)
The new Shooting Star Casino is located on the northeastern edge of the Minnesota reservation.

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (July 12, 2016)
The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel
Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (July 5, 2016)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle
Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (June 13, 2016)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud
Litigation
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (June 8, 2016)
The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.

Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center
Openings & Closings
Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center (May 4, 2016)
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is getting a nine-story hotel with 180 rooms and a 70,000-square-foot convention center.

Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years
Openings & Closings
Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years (April 29, 2016)
The two locations of the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Minnesota will be seeing significant new investments.

Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino (April 27, 2016)
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino
Meetings | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (April 18, 2016)
The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.

Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat
Regulation
Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat (March 14, 2016)
Interim Chairman Wally Dupuis said he paid for his campaign mailers out of his own pocket and said other candidates have hired the same printing firm as the one used by the Minnesota tribe's casino.

Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked
Regulation
Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked (March 11, 2016)
A rival candidate is accusing interim leader Wally Dupuis of using tribal casino resources to promote his election bid.

Mille Lacs Band uncovers false allegation of kidnapping at casino
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Mille Lacs Band uncovers false allegation of kidnapping at casino (February 26, 2016)
The kidnapping at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Hinckley, Minnesota, didn't take place as originally alleged.

Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino
Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino (February 22, 2016)
The tribe recently acquired 112 acres of farmland off the reservation but isn't looking to develop a casino there.

Prairie Island Indian Community unveils $19M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community unveils $19M casino expansion (February 10, 2016)
The 40,000 square-foot addition at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino features an indoor water park, an upscale spa and a fitness center.

White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case (February 2, 2016)
A gaming developer was ordered to pay $18.5 million by the tribe's court, a decision that was recognized in the state court system.

Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014
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Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014 (February 1, 2016)
Chairman Kevin Leecy also said non-gaming aspects of the Fortune Bay Resort Casino continue to show growth.

Mille Lacs Band arrests suspect accused of kidnapping at casino
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Mille Lacs Band arrests suspect accused of kidnapping at casino (January 14, 2016)
Tribal officers found James Phillip Cowan with a knife and methamphetamine at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.

Mille Lacs Band police keep busy with drug arrests at casino
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Mille Lacs Band police keep busy with drug arrests at casino (November 19, 2015)
Three people are facing drug, firearms and other charges for incidents at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota.

White Earth Nation breaks ground on second gaming facility
Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation breaks ground on second gaming facility (November 16, 2015)
The new Shooting Star Casino, located near the northeastern border of the reservation, is expected to open in June 2016.

Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino
Openings & Closings
Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino (October 15, 2015)
The expansion will make the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the fourth-largest hotel and conference center in the Twin Cities area.

White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site (October 9, 2015)
The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.

White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility (September 28, 2015)
The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.

White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site (September 25, 2015)
A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid
Compacts | Legislation
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (September 25, 2015)
Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

White Earth Nation considers plan for yet another gaming facility
Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation considers plan for yet another gaming facility (September 24, 2015)
The tribe already operates the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen and is building a second one near Bagley, Minnesota.

Grand Portage Band works on expansion of casino near border
Openings & Closings
Grand Portage Band works on expansion of casino near border (August 31, 2015)
The first phase of the project -- a renovation of the 95 rooms at the hotel -- is already near completion.

Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion
Meetings | Openings & Closings
Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion (August 27, 2015)
The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.

Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos
Regulation
Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos (August 20, 2015)
According to preliminary results, 54 percent of tribal members said no to alcohol sales at two gaming facilities.

White Earth Nation prepares to break ground on second casino
Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation prepares to break ground on second casino (August 18, 2015)
The tribe hasn't disclosed the cost or size of the new Shooting Star Casino but it's due to open in spring of 2016.

Fond du Lac Band almost finished with $6.2M casino upgrade
Openings & Closings
Fond du Lac Band almost finished with $6.2M casino upgrade (August 14, 2015)
The Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth is getting more modern look, nearly 30 years after opening in 1986.

Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming dispute
Opinion
Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming dispute (August 10, 2015)
Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.

White Earth Nation to announce plan for second gaming facility
Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation to announce plan for second gaming facility (August 6, 2015)
Construction on the facility on the northern edge of the reservation is scheduled to begin in September.

Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight
Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight (August 3, 2015)
The tribe already paid $75 million to the city for hosting the Fond-du-Luth Casino but officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want more despite losing several cases in court.

Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos
Regulation
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos (July 30, 2015)
Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.

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