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Seven Clans breaks ground on expansion for Warroad casino

The casino will add 100 slot machines to its gaming floor

WARROAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Seven Clans Casino in Warroad is about to get even bigger. Leaders broke ground on a 9,000 square foot expansion. It will be built onto the existing casino floor on the property’s west side. You can expect 100 additional slot machines, a new sports bar and restaurant along with a new entrance to the gaming floor….

Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel reopening June 6

HANKINSON, N.D.–Dakota Magic is reopening its casinos and hotels on June 6. Dakota Magic Casino & Hotel, Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel and Dakota Connection Bingo & Casino will open to guests with guidance from the CDC, local and tribal authorities. Guests visiting the casinos will be required to have their temperature taken prior to entering the casino. Anyone with…

Minnesota Woman Accused Of Killing Her Husband And A Stranger Is Arraigned In Texas

Lois Riess Was Caught Thursday Night in South Padre Island

Lois RiessSOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Lois Riess, the Minnesota fugitive grandmother accused of killing two people, was arraigned by South Padre Island Municipal Court this weekend. Riess is being held without bond in Cameron County jail. She is accused of shooting and killing her husband in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota before cashing $10,000 in forged checks and heading to Florida….

White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Voted Not Guilty of Violating Tribal Constitution

Mason had been accused of abusing her power by White Earth Reservation Chairman Terry Tibbetts

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — The Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Executive Committee has voted “not” to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason. By a vote of 3 to 1, with six members voting silent, the executive committee determined that Mason did not violate provisions of the constitution. Mason had been accused of abusing her power by White Earth Reservation Chairman Terry Tibbetts. He…

White Earth Reservation Secretary-Treasurer Facing Hearing

The meeting will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at Shooting Star Casino Events Center in Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A meeting will be held Wednesday to exonerate or censure the White Earth Reservation Secretary-Treasurer. Tara Mason was accused last month by Chairman Terry Tibbetts of five counts of tribal constitution violations. They include her dealings with the controversial Star Lake casino project, tribal courts and others. The meeting will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at…

Deadwood Casino Owned by Kevin Costner Shuts Down

Midnight Star in Deadwood permanently closed its doors Tuesday, leaving about 40 full and part-time employees looking for work

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Star Lake Casino Project Clears Another Hurdle

An Environmental Impact Study was requested to gather more information on the proposed casino on Star Lake

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Star Lake Casino project overcomes another hurdle. Otter Tail County officials met in Fergus Falls to discuss whether or not to move forward with the project. The Star Lake Casino project takes the next step forward, but not without some requirements. “In regards to Shooting Star Casino, the county board declared an EIS was necessary,”…

Final Decision on Star Lake Casino Project Hits Snag

County leaders also want more time to sort through public comments gathered on June 15

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Otter Tail County leaders have decided to delay a final decision on the proposed Star Lake Casino project. A county commission vote on the project was expected however both the engineering firm in charge of designing the project and the White Earth Nation have requested more time to iron out final project details. County…

Community Gathers in Pelican Rapids for Meeting on Star Lake Casino Project

Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — We first brought the story about the Shooting Star Casino proposing a new casino project back in February. Otter Tail County officials are seeking public input in their decision to approve the project. Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project. The meeting was meant…

Star Lake Casino Project: Environment is Major Concern Among Opposition

A public hearing begins at 7 on the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — People will soon be packing the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium for a public hearing on a controversial casino project. A public hearing begins at 7 on the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation. KVRR’s Jason Cerjak joins us live with a preview. JASON CERJAK: I’m here at Pelican Rapids High…