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Red Lake certifies results in casino alcohol sale vote


RED LAKE—Preliminary results in Wednesday's referendum vote on alcohol sales at casinos on the Red Lake Indian Reservation were certified Thursday. The decision stands: Alcohol will not be sold at the Seven Clans Casinos in Thief River Falls or Warroad. The vote was for those properties only, Seven Clans in Red Lake was not considered in the vote and continues to be alcohol-free.

In a 975 to 839 vote, the majority, 53.75 percent, voted no. The Red Lake Tribal Secretary's Office confirmed results Thursday morning.

All members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians age 18 and older were permitted to cast a vote by absentee ballot or within the district where they reside on the Red Lake Reservation. The tribal secretary's office mailed a form to be used in requesting a ballot to each non-resident whose address was known.


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