• Fond du Lac leader explains tribe’s dispute with Duluth

    6 November 2013

    The chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discussed her tribe’s long-standing dispute with the City of Duluth in a lengthy feature article appearing in the Sunday, November 3 edition of the Star Tribune. (more…)

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  • MIGA leaders speak out against off-reservation expansion

    4 November 2013

    Tribal leaders of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) have reconfirmed their strong opposition to off-reservation tribal casinos in the wake of a decision by the Department of Interior to approve the Menominee Tribe’s proposal for a casino at Kenosha, about 160 miles from the tribe’s Wisconsin reservation. (more…)

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  • MIGA golf tourney set for June 17

    30 May 2013

    The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) will hold its 2013 golf tournament on Monday, June 17, starting at 10:00 am at The Meadows at Mystic Lake Resort & Casino. The gathering is the organization’s only annual fundraising event. Proceeds help defray association operating costs. The event is co-sponsored by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Wells Fargo. (more…)

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  • 2013 Legislature adjourns without expanding gambling

    28 May 2013

    The Minnesota Legislature adjourned as required by law on May 20 without having passed any of the various gambling expansion bills introduced earlier in the session, according to MIGA Executive Director John McCarthy.


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  • MIGA to oppose electronic lottery games expansion

    6 April 2013

    John McCarthy, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA), said today that MIGA tribes will oppose any effort to introduce new lottery games played on electronic monitors at numerous locations across the state. (more…)

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  • Gambling proposals abound in 2013 Legislature

    12 March 2013

    As expected, there is no shortage of gambling expansion proposals awaiting consideration by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature.

    House File 522, authored by Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis, would authorize sports betting on professional and collegiate sports and athletic events in Minnesota now also available at a wide range of casino selections online. The bill has been referred to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee. Rep. Kahn has introduced similar bills in the past without success.

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  • Mille Lacs hotel purchases reflect diversification push

    11 March 2013

    The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will announce the purchase of two major hotels in St. Paul at a press conference tomorrow (March 11) at 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. The hotels, the 470-room Crowne Plaza on Kellogg Boulevard, and the 250-room Doubletree Hilton in the heart of downtown St. Paul, represent nearly half of St. Paul’s current lodging inventory.

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  • Star Tribune names Crooks one of Minnesota’s “Northern Lights”

    3 January 2013

    The Star Tribune recognized the late Chairman Stanley R. Crooks of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community as one of a dozen “Northern Lights”–Minnesotans who passed away in 2012, leaving lasting legacies of singular importance. In short profiles of each, the Strib explained why the twelve were “ordinary but extraordinary.” The profile on Chairman Crooks is reproduced here. It describes the late leader’s humble early life as well as his contributions at the helm of one of the most influential and philanthropic tribes in the nation. (more…)

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