News

  • Casino to be built on Star Lake near Dent

    29 September 2015
    “Otter Tail County Commissioner Wayne Johnson said he sees it as a situation with a lot of upside for the county, saying both the operation and the construction of the casino would be a huge economic boost to the region.”
  • Leech Lake Tribal College founder honored with library dedication

    22 September 2015
     “Aitken said the idea to begin the Leech Lake Tribal College sprouted during a rally in 1990 against the Beltrami, Itasca and Cass County deputies because the people on the Leech Lake Reservation did not feel they were adequately protected.
  • Treasure Island’s totally non-pirate ship docks at CHS Field

    22 September 2015
    “So why has Minnesota’s most anti-pirate casino blacklisted the Blackbeards? ‘Pirates steal people’s money,’ explains Cindy Taube, Treasure Island’s public relations captain. ‘As a casino, sometimes people get upset or they feel like we’re taking their money, and so the concept of the pirates stealing people’s money or stealing their stuff, we try and stay away from that.'”
  • Lower Sioux to celebrate casino renovation project

    1 September 2015
    “Some of the highlights include an expanded gaming floor creating a more open and spacious slot layout; a separate high-limit slot and table game area; a VIP lounge; 225-seat bingo hall; 160-seat sports bar and entertainment venue; centrally located players club and cashiers; highly visible promotions area; and a new in-floor displacement ventilation system.”
  • Grand Portage Lodge & Casino launches multiyear renovation

    1 September 2015
    “The project, in the resort town of Grand Portage, encompasses everything from remodeled guest rooms to a new, three-story atrium and will bring a fresh and modern look to the aging facilities, said Frank Vecchio, the casino’s marketing manager.”
  • Overhaul for White Oak and Palace Casinos announced at Leech Lake State of the Band

    20 August 2015

    “Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Chairwoman Carri Jones also spoke to the importance of preserving the culture, and highlighted past accomplishments and future endeavors.”

  • Red Lake Capitol complex called an “extraordinary achievement”

    18 August 2015

    The new Red Lake Nation Capitol complex is an “extraordinary achievement that reflects the wisdom, determination and commitment” of the Red Lake people themselves, according to U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson, one of more than 200 dignitaries and guests attending the grand opening of the complex on Monday.

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  • Red Lake Nation prepares for Capitol complex grand opening

    14 August 2015

    Officials of the Red Lake Nation are putting the final touches on plans for the grand opening of the tribe’s new capitol complex set for Monday, August 17. The 9 am ceremony at the new facility launches a week of celebration as the tribe dedicates the impressive complex, which includes the new government center, Red Lake Nation College, veterans memorial and new pow-wow grounds.

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  • Fond du Lac Band wins court victory over city of Duluth

    5 August 2015

    A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in its ongoing dispute with the City of Duluth over revenue sharing from the tribe’s downtown casino.

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  • Rep. McCollum responds to anti-sovereignty attack

    29 June 2015

    Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) has issued a statement responding to what she described as “insulting” testimony offered at a recent Congressional hearing on HR 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015. The proposed legislation would reaffirm tribal exemption from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), putting tribal employers on the same footing as federal, state and local government employers. The NLRA applies to most private sector companies, but is not applicable to federal, state and local governments, employers who employ only agricultural workers, and airline and railroad employers subject to the Railway Labor Act. (more…)

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