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  • 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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  • Legislature passes bill limiting online lottery sales

    18 May 2015

    Just days before the end of the 2015 session, the Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill requiring the Minnesota Lottery to stop offering online scratch-off games. Governor Dayton has indicated he will not veto the bill, which passed with overwhelming support in both chambers. Dayton vetoed a similar bill in 2014. (more…)

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  • Mille Lacs Chief Executive Benjamin to open tribal energy conference

    17 April 2015

    Mille Lacs Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin will welcome tribal representatives from around the country to one of her tribe’s two downtown St. Paul hotels on Monday, May 27, for a groundbreaking “Tribal Energy Summit” offered by the nation’s first 100-percent tribally owned conference and event company. The 3-day conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront on Kellogg Boulevard. (more…)

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