No casino in the cards for Washington County, tribal president says
The Prairie Island Indian Community's development of recently acquired acreage in Washington County could be years away and most likely will include housing or businesses other than a casino, the tribal president said Monday.
Shelley Buck acknowledged persistent public speculation that the tribe intends to build a casino in West Lakeland Township, just north of Afton. But she said the tribe purchased the 112-acre sod farm to replace land lost to a nuclear plant and Mississippi River flooding at its Goodhue County reservation.
"We want a safe place for our community, out of the shadow of the nuclear power and storage, and a place with room to grow and diversify, both housing and economically," Buck said.