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“Comps” Changes And Drug Free Workforce Enforcement At White Earth Casinos

The policy change includes hotel and dining requests at Shooting Star facilities

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Sweeping changes are being ordered by the White Earth Reservation Business Committee. White Earth elected officials will no longer be administering constituent service needs utilizing casino ledger accounts, more commonly known as “comps.” The policy change includes hotel and dining requests at Shooting Star facilities. Shooting Star will also implement a Drug Free Workforce Initiative effective immediately…

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…

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: Environmental Assessment Public Hearing This Week

Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A packed house is expected Thursday night for an informational meeting about a controversial casino proposal on a lake east of Pelican Rapids. Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation. This week’s public hearing will discuss a recently completed Environmental…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

The project would construct a third Shooting Star location on Star Lake in Otter Tail County

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County are asking two questions: what does progress look like and what price are they willing to pay for it? Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, and 25…

Done Deal? A Preview of KVRR’s Special Report on the Star Lake Casino Project

Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to the county

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A new Shooting Star casino location is proposed on an undeveloped part of Star Lake in rural Otter Tail County. The project is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered from within the White Earth Nation and from the Otter Tail community. Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to…