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Groundbreaking at Shingobee Island for New LLBO Business Venture


WALKER, MN - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in conjunction with Leech Lake Gaming are pleased to announce that plans for the Shingobee Project, located at Shingobee Island on Leech Lake, have been finalized. The current site is being developed to offer a modern sports bar atmosphere with a full dining menu, full-service marina, as well as a gaming area.

"The Shingobee property has sat dormant for 13 years. Getting the ball rolling on this has been a priority for me since taking office and we can thank the combined efforts of a unified tribal council for accomplishing this so quickly," stated Leech Lake Chairman Faron Jackson Sr. He went on to say "This property has a lot of potential both in its prime location and in economic opportunity for the band. We expect up to 50 new permanent jobs will created as a result of this project."

Leech Lake Gaming Director Mike Auger said "This is a great opportunity for the band to invest in the local economy and create a new sustainable stream of revenue. We look forward to creating a new destination for patrons of the Leech Lake area."

The new business venture is planned to open at the beginning of the 2017 tourist season. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, August 29th at 2pm at the Shingobee site which is located 3 miles south of

Walker, MN. Construction on the site will begin later that week. The property will be managed by Leech Lake Gaming.


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