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Minnesota tribal casino reopens in a 'new normal'

 

Upper Sioux Community Tribal Chairman Kevin Jensvold addresses reporters Monday about the community's decision to reopen Prairie's Edge Casino Resort. Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY - Prairie's Edge Casino Resort reopened for business on Monday, May 18, and by so doing is believed to have become the first of the state's tribal casinos to do so since the COVID-19 pandemic led to temporary shutdowns.

The noon opening was a new normal: Customers had their temperature checked before entering, staff and many customers wore face masks. Slot machines were separated by plexiglass shields and disinfected whenever a player left. The casino reduced its number of slot machines by half to 584 to allow for social distancing space. It was limiting customers to no more than 780 people in the 71,000-square-foot facility.

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/6496947-Minnesota-tribal-casino-reopens-in-a-new-normal

 

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