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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe reports little damage from fire at hotel used for casino guests
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe reports little damage from fire at hotel used for casino guests (November 9, 2017)
The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is reporting minimal damage after a fire struck a hotel used for casino guests in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation unveils $41 million casino expansion following victory in court
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Ho-Chunk Nation unveils $41 million casino expansion following victory in court (November 2, 2017)
Though a hotel is still under construction, the Ho-Chunk Nation is welcoming visitors to a $41 million expansion of its gaming facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin.

Stockbridge-Munsee Community plans appeal in dispute over rival gaming project
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Stockbridge-Munsee Community plans appeal in dispute over rival gaming project (October 30, 2017)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is planning to appeal a federal judge's decision that favors a rival tribe's casino expansion project in Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation wins ruling in favor of contested casino expansion in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation wins ruling in favor of contested casino expansion in Wisconsin (October 26, 2017)
In a victory for the Ho-Chunk Nation, the tribe has been dismissed from a lawsuit that challenged a casino expansion project.

Menominee Nation promotes casino with naming rights to new arena in Wisconsin
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Menominee Nation promotes casino with naming rights to new arena in Wisconsin (October 24, 2017)
The Menominee Nation has acquired the naming rights to a new minor league basketball arena in Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino
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Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino (September 20, 2017)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community announced Rodney Ferguson as the chief operating officer and general manager of its casino in Wisconsin

Forest County Potawatomi Community sees slight boost in gaming revenues
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Forest County Potawatomi Community sees slight boost in gaming revenues (September 7, 2017)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community is seeing an increase in gaming revenues as it undertakes another expansion of its casino in Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band makes good on threat to withhold casino funds
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Stockbridge-Munsee Band makes good on threat to withhold casino funds (June 30, 2017)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community has placed $923,000 an escrow account as a gaming dispute plays out in federal court in Wisconsin.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe welcomes public to new casino complex
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe welcomes public to new casino complex (May 4, 2017)
The complex in Hertel, Wisconsin, includes a casino, a restaurant, a convenience store, a truck stop, an amphitheater and an RV park.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (April 20, 2017)
The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino
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Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion
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Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud
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Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (April 6, 2017)
The state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation might be sued over a disputed expansion project.

Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin (March 8, 2017)
A $33 million expansion project has led to a dispute with another tribe.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin
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Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin (March 7, 2017)
Another tribe's casino expansion project is triggering a Class III gaming compact dispute.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (January 3, 2017)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion
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Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion (October 20, 2016)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won't be doing anything to stop the project.

Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project
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Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project (October 19, 2016)
A new Indian gaming controversy is brewing in Wisconsin among tribes and Gov. Scott Walker (R).

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state (October 3, 2016)
A provision in the Class III gaming compact limits the size of the St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project
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Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project (September 26, 2016)
The tribe is upgrading three facilities, with work expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project (September 14, 2016)
The St. Croix Casino Hertel Express is seeing a major upgrade as part of a complex that includes a convenience store, truck stop, park and amphitheater.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe arrests patron for offering drugs at casino
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe arrests patron for offering drugs at casino (August 18, 2016)
Mary Ann Holter, 26, allegedly tried to sell drugs at the St. Croix Casino in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects
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Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects (August 16, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe is upgrading three casinos and will be building new hotels at two of the facilities.

Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility
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Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility (August 12, 2016)
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison was the only tribal casino in Wisconsin that wasn't allowed to serve liquor.

Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino
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Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (June 13, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said it is reviewing its dress code policy in light of negative press.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
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Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino (April 28, 2016)
The hiring of Rodney Ferguson as chief operating officer comes less than a week after the longtime general manager left the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead
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Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead (April 25, 2016)
Terrill J. Thomas, 38, had been accused of firing a gun and stealing $4,825 in gaming chips at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino (April 22, 2016)
Hartford Shegonee, the vice chairman and a former chairman of the tribe, will be in charge of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino
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Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (April 21, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino closed for a few hours last Friday when a patron fired a gun in a high-stakes area of the facility.

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case
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Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (April 19, 2016)
The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting (April 15, 2016)
A 38-year-old man is in custody after allegedly opening fire on the floor of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications
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Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (April 1, 2016)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday
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Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday (March 9, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino was the first facility to be approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility
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Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility (March 1, 2016)
The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility plans to serve liquor to patrons on the gaming floor and at a bar with seating.

Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino (December 7, 2015)
Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case
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Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (December 2, 2015)
The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases
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Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (October 6, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Oneida Nation won't offer gaming at location of convenience store
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Oneida Nation won't offer gaming at location of convenience store (September 30, 2015)
The tribe is building a new One Stop convenience store and gas station but won't offer gaming there anymore.

Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race
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Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race (September 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe their off-reservation casino in Kenosha fell victim to the now-failed presidential aspirations of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign
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Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign (September 22, 2015)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) dropped out of the race barely two months after announcing his bid for the White House.

Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale
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Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale (August 19, 2015)
The tribe's dreams of a Hard Rock Casino were dashed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, earlier this year.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue (August 18, 2015)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took in at least $360 million in the last fiscal year.

American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race
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American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race (August 12, 2015)
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.

Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities
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Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities (August 6, 2015)
Five years after Wisconsin made bars and restaurants smoke-free, an American Indian tribe is doing the same.

Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker
Litigation
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker (July 28, 2015)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.

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