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  • Warroad casino may bring tourists but some locals fear impact

    Ryan Bakken, Grand Forks Herald|Nov 5, 2012

    WARROAD, Minn. — Residents of this town of 1,700, long known as the home of walleyes, windows and hockey sticks, are excited about the visitors, the lodging, the jobs and the convention space that a new Seven Clans Casino will bring. However, they’re not as unified about the uptick in gambling. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians recently announced that it will build a four-story structure that will have a larger casino, a 60-room hotel, a convention area and dining options. The complex wil...

  • Minnesota's Northwest Angle seeks access through tribal lands

    Ryan Bakken, Grand Forks Herald|Jun 4, 2012

    There’s a deal in the works to trade 9,300 acres of Minnesota state-owned land in the Northwest Angle to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to guarantee road access and an easement for power and telephone lines. The five members of the Lake of the Woods County Board favor the idea, Commissioner Ed Arnesen said. But some residents of the Angle, including resort owner Paul Colson, oppose the trade of almost 15 square miles of land. “Something needs to be done for right of way issues and utility easemen...

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