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12/5/2014

article Judge dismisses parts of Lansing casino suit
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe agreed not to stop the state from suing tribal leaders in its 2-year-old effort to block a proposed casino in...

6/20/2014

article Fight taking shape between casino operators, Indian tribes
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians earlier this month filed an application with the U.S. Department of Interior to put in trust land in Lansing...

6/17/2014

article Supreme Court Decision Already Having Impact
(Michigan) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared Native American tribes are sovereign nations that can't be sued, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe applied to the...

6/12/2014

article Lansing Casino Is One Step Closer
(Michigan) -- The city of lansing could be one step closer to having a $245 million casino just steps away from the Capitol. Wednesday the indian tribe behind the...
article Two new casinos planned in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Some suggest that there may be a glut of casinos in the U.S., whether in Michigan or elsewhere in the country. That’s not stopping the Saulte Ste....
article Two Tribes Troubled by Sault Chippewa Bid for Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said today they applied with the U.S. Department of Interior to have three acres of land near downtown...

6/11/2014

article 2 new casinos? Soo tribe targets Lansing, SE Michigan for gambling operations
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula tribe of American Indians is seeking land in Lansing and Southeast Michigan where it could build two new casinos.
article Activist: Proposed New Lansing, Romulus Casinos Would Hurt Detroit
(Michigan) -- Would two new Michigan casinos mean more money trouble for Detroit? The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has filed applications to take land into...
article Indian tribe plans gambling sites near Metro Airport, in Lansing
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced Wednesday that it's seeking land in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport to build...
article Michigan tribe files trust applications for land in Lansing, suburban Detroit for gambling
(Michigan) -- A Michigan Indian tribe is seeking land in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport to build gambling facilities, it was announced Wednesday.
article Sault tribe asks federal government to move forward on Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe is moving forward with proposals to build two casinos in Michigan — including one in downtown Lansing...
article Sault Tribe Files Land Application For Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has filed an application to take land into trust as part of the process of building a casino in downtown...
article Tribe plans gambling in Lansing, suburban Detroit
(Michigan) -- A Michigan Indian tribe announced Wednesday that it's seeking land in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport to build gambling facilities.
article Tribe targeting land in Huron Township, Lansing for gambling projects
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced today it is seeking land in locations near downtown Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport...
article UPDATED: Two Tribes Troubled by Sault Chippewa Bid for Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said today they applied with the U.S. Department of Interior to have three acres of land near downtown...
press release Statement in Response to Sault Tribe Casinos in Lansing and Romulus
(Michigan) -- “The Sault Tribe’s announced off-reservation casinos in Romulus and Lansing will undoubtedly cause great harm the State of Michigan.  Not...

6/7/2014

article Michigan plans to pursue Sault Tribe officials over gaming plan
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he will sue leaders of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in order to stop them from pursuing an...

6/6/2014

article Attorney General Bill Schuette withdraws US Supreme Court petition over Lansing casino case
(Michigan) -- Attorney General Bill Schuette withdrew a request asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving a proposed Lansing casino after the court...

6/5/2014

article Attorney general shifts tactics in Lansing casino case
(Michigan) -- As expected, Michigan’s attorney general has dropped an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to block a Lansing casino project. But the...
article Attorney General withdraws Supreme Court petition against proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The state won’t pursue its case against a proposed Lansing casino with the U.S. Supreme Court. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, in a letter...

5/28/2014

article U.S. Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week may pave the way for casino gambling in Michigan’s capitol city. Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says a $245...

5/27/2014

article Mayor Calls Casino Ruling 'Great News'
(Michigan) -- Mayor Virg Bernero is praising a Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that could help clear the way for a casino in Lansing.

5/18/2014

article Schuette asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Lansing casino case
(Michigan) -- The fate of a proposed tribal casino in downtown Lansing could be decided by the nation’s highest court. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on...

5/17/2014

article Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear another tribal casino suit
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear another off-reservation gaming case. Attorney General Bill Schuette sued the Sault Ste....

5/16/2014

article Editorial: High court right place for case [2nd Item]
(Michigan) -- Supporters of a proposed Lansing casino that would be owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians could hardly be surprised that...

3/5/2014

article Sixth Circuit Grants Stay in Lansing, Michigan, Off-Reservation Casino Case
(Michigan) -- In an order issued on February 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted a stay of its decision in State of Michigan v....

3/2/2014

article Lansing casino project on hold after court decision
(Michigan) -- About two years after it was first proposed, a tribal casino in downtown Lansing is officially on hold, the Lansing State Journal reported.
article Sault Tribe wants 6th Circuit to reconsider stay in gaming case
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its stay in a gaming case.
article Editorial: Lansing should stay hopeful on casino
(Michigan) -- The effort to put a tribal casino in downtown Lansing has been slowed by a federal court, but that doesn’t mean the issue is dead.

2/25/2014

article 6th Circ. Blocks $245M Casino As Mich. Preps For High Court
(Michigan) -- The Sixth Circuit agreed Monday to reinforce a lower court's injunction against a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan while the state makes...
article 6th Circuit issues stay in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
(Michigan) -- The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

2/24/2014

article Lansing casino project on hold after court decision
(Michigan) -- A proposed tribal casino in downtown Lansing is officially on hold. A federal appeals court today granted a stay to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette...

2/18/2014

article Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case headed to Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

2/15/2014

article Atty. General To Take Lansing Casino Case To High Court
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Attorney General's office said on Friday it has plans to take a case regarding plans for a casino in downtown Lansing to the U.S. Supreme...

2/14/2014

article Atty. General To Take Lansing Casino Case To High Court
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Attorney General's office said on Friday it has plans to take a case regarding plans for a casino in downtown Lansing to the U.S. Supreme...
article Lansing casino case headed to US Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- The issue of whether a proposed tribal casino can be built in downtown Lansing is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette...

12/24/2013

article OP/ED: Lansing casino would not end local revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- A recent legal victory for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians put that tribe one step affecting the compact signed by the state and a local...

12/23/2013

article Sault Tribe Can Apply for Trust Lands
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can apply for federal trust land status in Lansing, a federal appeals court decided last week, allowing the...

12/22/2013

article Supporters celebrate Sault tribe's proposed Lansing casino's federal court win; attorney general vows continued fight
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, was confident his tribe's casino proposed for the state capital would clear a...
article Tribal opposition spokesperson: 'Sault tribe's Lansing casino will never open'
(Michigan) -- Although the proposed Lansing Kewadin Casino enjoyed a win in court on Wednesday, Indian tribes opposing the off-reservation casino say it will be a short-...

12/20/2013

article Tribe given thumbs-up for casino plan downstate
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court says an Indian tribe from the Upper Peninsula can move ahead with plans to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing.

12/19/2013

article Appeals court clears way for Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a U.S. District Court’s ruling in a case involving the State of Michigan and the Sault Ste. Marie...
article Appeals court removes Lansing Casino Hurdle
(Michigan) -- Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal district judge’s ruling to grant the state an injunction that halted...

12/18/2013

article Appeal court lifts injunction on Lansing Indian casino plan
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that blocked a proposed Indian casino in Lansing, but said the state can still challenge the gaming...
article Federal appeals court allows Lansing casino project to proceed
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court overturned an injunction granted by a lower court barring a proposed tribal casino in downtown Lansing, allowing an Upper Peninsula...
article Federal appeals court allows Lansing casino project to proceed
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe will move forward with its plans to build a tribal casino in downtown Lansing after a federal appeals court...
article Federal appeals court lifts injunction blocking Lansing tribal casino plans from moving forward
(Michigan) -- An appeals court has overturned an injunction that had halted the process to open a tribal casino in downtown Lansing.
article Federal court lifts injunction blocking Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction that was standing in the way of a casino in downtown Lansing. The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa...
article Supporters celebrate Sault tribe's proposed Lansing casino's federal court win; attorney general vows continued fight
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, was confident his tribe's casino proposed for the state capital would clear a...
article Tribal opposition spokesperson: 'Sault tribe's Lansing casino will never open'
(Michigan) -- Although the proposed Lansing Kewadin Casino enjoyed a win in court on Wednesday, Indian tribes opposing the off-reservation casino say it will be a short-...

10/2/2013

article State, tribe argue Lansing casino in federal appeals court
(Michigan) -- Attorneys for an Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe today defended their plan to build a tribal casino in downtown Lansing as they sought to convince a...

5/11/2013

article Lansing's mayor wants a third term
(Michigan) -- Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he wants four more years in office. He formally announced his campaign today. “I’m telling you folks …...

5/3/2013

article Developer who may be sued by city for missing deadline says city officials asked him to 'pause' work on project
(Michigan) -- When Pat Gillespie first signed on the dotted line to purchase and redevelop prime riverfront real estate from the city of Lansing, there wasn’t a...

4/22/2013

article Sault tribe appeals federal injunction stopping Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that stopped it from moving forward on a proposed casino in downtown...
article Tribe appeals injunction blocking Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- Backers of a proposed casino in downtown Lansing are asking a federal appeals court to toss out a legal ruling that threatens to bring their plans to a...

3/25/2013

article Point of view: Lansing casino is a losing bet
(Michigan) -- U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker’s recent decision to stop the proposed off-reservation casino in Lansing should bring welcomed scrutiny to this...

3/6/2013

article Judge blocks Sault Tribe Lansing casino over tribal revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker in Grand Rapids issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, temporarily blocking the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa...
article Lansing Must Go Over Hurdle To Cash In On Casino
(Michigan) -- It's something Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says is an investment that the capitol city deserves and one worth fighting for. However Tuesday, a federal...

3/5/2013

article Craps: Lansing casino project in jeopardy
(Michigan) -- Plans for a casino in downtown Lansing are in jeopardy this evening. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build a $245 million casino...
article Judge Ruling Puts Lansing Casino On Hold
(Michigan) -- If you ask Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero what's ahead for the parking lot next to the Lansing Center, he would still say a casino. "This is one of...
article Lansing casino plans halted as federal court issues injunction
(Michigan) -- U.S. District Court Judge Robert Jonker on Tuesday ruled in favor of the State of Michigan in its efforts to halt development of an off-reservation tribal...
article Lansing casino put on hold
(Michigan) -- A federal court judge has ruled the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can’t pursue a Lansing-based casino until a lawsuit brought by...
article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe loses court decision over Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- A federal judge suddenly has put the brakes on plans for an American Indian casino in Lansing. Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids granted Michigan's...

1/23/2013

article Fight over Lansing casino opens in federal court
(Michigan) -- State and tribal lawyers were in federal court Wednesday to argue whether the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has the authority to open an off-...
article Judge: Ruling possible within 30 days on state's lawsuit to stop Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- A federal judge today said a ruling is possible within 30 days on Attorney General’s Bill Schuette’s lawsuit seeking to stop the Lansing casino...
article State of Michigan Challenges Proposed Lansing Casino in Federal Court
(Michigan) -- The State of Michigan went to court today to block an Indian-owned casino here in Lansing. And it warned that if the Sault Ste. Marie tribe doesn't...

1/22/2013

article Federal judge will hear arguments over Lansing's proposed downtown casino
(Michigan) -- A federal judge in Grand Rapids will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that may determine if Lansing will get a downtown casino.

12/26/2012

article POLITICS: And we're off / Who's in to challenge Lansing City Council incumbents in 2013?
(Michigan) -- “It could if any of us lost,” said At-Large Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar, who is seeking a third term. “I’m not anticipating that....

11/15/2012

article Tribe asks federal court to dismiss state lawsuit seeking to block Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians asked a federal judge to dismiss the State of Michigan’s lawsuit seeking to block the Tribe from...

11/14/2012

article Latest on Sault Tribe's efforts to build new casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on November 12 asked a federal judge to dismiss the state of Michigan’s lawsuit seeking to block the...

11/13/2012

article Sault tribe asks federal judge to dismiss Lansing casino lawsuit
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe that recently purchased a section of city land in order to build a tribal casino has asked a federal judge to...
article Sault Tribe reacts
(Michigan) -- In response to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit to stop their casino project in Lansing, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa...
article Tribe asks federal court to dismiss "meritless" state lawsuit to block Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The Upper Peninsula Native American Tribe says a lawsuit trying to prevent it from building a casino in Lansing is “utterly without merit”.

11/9/2012

article Sale Closes on Casino Land, Next Step for Tribe Is To Apply for Trust Status
(Michigan) -- The sale has been completed on a parcel of land proposed for a tribal casino in Lansing by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the tribe and...

11/5/2012

article Lansing casino moves closer to reality
(Michigan) -- The City of Lansing and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have completed a critical step in their plan to get federal approval of a casino in...

11/2/2012

article Bernero, Payment announce completed land purchase for casino project
(Michigan) -- The City of Lansing and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians today completed a critical step in their effort to win federal approval of a casino...

11/1/2012

article Plans move forward for proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Plans for a $245 million American Indian casino in downtown Lansing are moving forward, with city officials announcing a land-purchase agreement with the...
article Sault tribe completes land purchase, will move forward with proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has completed the purchase of one city-owned parcel of land related to a proposed tribal casino, the tribe...
article Tribe buys Lansing land for casino, legal challenges loom
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula Native American tribe has signed a deal to purchase land next to Lansing’s downtown convention center. The purchase is expected to...
article ‘Big flashing green light’
(Michigan) -- Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians officials and private investors were aglow late this morning as they signed a...
article City transfers land to tribe for Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- The effort to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing took another step forward Thursday, when Mayor Virg Bernero signed over two parcels of city-...
article Lansing Casino Moves One Step Closer to Finish Line
(Michigan) -- Lansing is one step closer in getting a new casino downtown. Papers were signed Thursday morning for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to...

10/31/2012

article Bernero to announce 'milestone' Thursday for Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- Mayor Virg Bernero has called a press conference for 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss “the latest milestone” for the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino...
article Lansing Mayor to Announce a 'Step Forward' in Casino Plans
(Michigan) -- Mayor Virg Bernero, real estate developers, and members of the Sault Tribe will hold a press conference in Lansing tomorrow concerning plans for building a...
article Tribal, city officials plan announcement on proposed $245 million Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- City and tribal officials will join private investors at a press conference Thursday to announce the latest milestone in the development of a downtown...

10/18/2012

article Deadline ahead for Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- A deadline is looming for a proposed downtown Lansing casino. The proposed $245 million casino project involves a complicated business and land deal...

9/28/2012

article Michigan Won't Take Casino Plans Lying Down
(Michigan) -- The Sault Chippewa Indians are improperly planning to open a casino off the reservation without sharing revenue with other tribes, Michigan says in federal...

9/12/2012

article State takes new swipe at casinos
(Michigan) -- Lansing’s bid for an American Indian gambling casino always is a matter of considerable interest for the Blue Water Area. Although Lansing and Port...

9/11/2012

article Attorney General Sues Over Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is attempting to block plans for a $245 million American Indian casino in downtown Lansing.
article Attorney General Sues Over Lansing Casino Proposal
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit to block plans for a casino in Lansing. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced...
article Mich. AG sues to block planned Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit in federal court over a planned American Indian casino in downtown Lansing. Schuette filed a 15...

9/10/2012

article Bill Schuette Sues Sault Tribe Over Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Supporters of the proposed Downtown Lansing casino are facing a major legal battle. "Seven tribes in the state of Michigan signed compacts with the...
article MI Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Indian Tribe
(Michigan) -- He promised to fight a new casino in Lansing, and now Michigan's top attorney has put that promise into action. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette...
article Michigan's Attorney General files suit to block proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit to block plans for a casino in Lansing. The Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced...
article Report: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette files suit in federal court to stop proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- As promised, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed suit to stop the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from building a proposed $245...
article Schuette sues to stop Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing an Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe to halt the progress of a proposed tribal casino in downtown...
article Schuette sues to stop Lansing casino proposal
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe at the center of a legal challenge from Michigan’s top prosecutor plans to continue working on a proposed...

9/6/2012

article Bernero Pushes the Casino Proposal for Lansing
(Michigan) -- Lansing's Mayor Virg Bernero is pleased with Wednesday's Michigan Supreme Court's decision to keep the casino proposal off the November ballot...

9/4/2012

article Sault Tribe To Conduct Market Study In Lansing Before Land Transfer
(Michigan) -- A flurry of work is being done behind the scenes to prepare for the transfer of property in downtown Lansing to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa...

8/13/2012

article Michigan's Off-Reservation Casino Battle
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe currently operates five casinos in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP). The Sault Tribe has proposed plans for a sixth casino...

7/31/2012

article Land Transfer Pushed Back for Lansing Casino Project
(Michigan) -- The transfer of land in downtown Lansing to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build a new casino will occur later than originally planned....

7/30/2012

article Lansing deadline extended
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Lansing Future Development and city officials have extended the deadline for completing the sale of land in...

7/25/2012

article Lansing Casino Land Transfer Delayed
(Michigan) -- The plan to build a casino in the Capital City is being prolonged. Wednesday Lansing Mayor and a Sault Ste. Marie Tribe leader announced the Lansing Casino...
article Lansing casino project misses self-imposed deadline
(Michigan) -- Plans for a casino in downtown Lansing are taking longer to pull together than developers had originally planned.
article Tribe, city of Lansing agree to 90-day extension on casino land deal
(Michigan) -- The deadline for the city to sell property for a tribal casino in downtown Lansing to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is being extended by...

7/11/2012

article Chairman of the tribe / Meet Aaron Payment, the recently elected, populist chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians recently elected a man who threatened to put a proposed casino in Lansing on hold because potential revenues...

6/29/2012

article Lansing casino gets new Sault tribe leadership
(Michigan) -- A proposed tribal casino to be built adjacent to the downtown Lansing Center should move forward despite recent elections that replaced several Sault Ste....
article Lansing casino plan critic wins tribal chairmanship election
(Michigan) -- A critic of part of the plan to build a casino in downtown Lansing has just been elected to lead one of the groups involved in the project.
article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, partner in Lansing casino proposal, elects new leadership
(Michigan) -- The Upper Peninsula-based Indian tribe hoping to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing has elected new leadership, a tribal spokeswoman announced.

6/10/2012

article MARK KIESLING: Lansing casino question needs public input
(Michigan) -- South suburbia has the gambling fever. And it is catching like the plague. Lansing officials at a meeting Tuesday plan to consider a proposal to allow...

5/21/2012

article Proposed Lansing casino meets roadblocks
(Michigan) -- A proposed casino in downtown Lansing continues to face hurdles in its approved construction, following a letter from the Michigan Department of Attorney...

5/17/2012

article AG Taking Stand Against Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The letter Attorney General Bill Schuette sent to Washington is a big blow to plans for Lansing's proposed casino. In it, he explains his failed...
article AG's Office Submits Letter Opposing Casino To Federal Officials
(Michigan) -- Earlier this week, Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette's office wrote a letter to federal officials concerning the proposed Lansing casino.
article Attorney General says don't bet on Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan's Attorney General is taking steps to stop plans by a northern Michigan Indian tribe to bring the one armed bandits to Lansing.
article Lansing casino opposed by Attorney General's office in letter to feds
(Michigan) -- The state attorney general’s office has sent a letter to the federal government urging officials to deny a forthcoming request by an Upper Peninsula...
article Michigan attorney general issues letter opposing Kewadin Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office sent a letter to the federal government opposing plans for a $245-million casino that a Upper...
article State A.G. Expresses 'Grave' Concern Over Lansing Casino Proposal
(Michigan) -- The state continues its opposition to an Upper Peninsula tribe’s proposal to build a casino in downtown Lansing. State Attorney General Bill Schuette...
article State AG letter questions legality of proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan says the proposed $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino is in violation of both state and federal law, according to a letter from the office of Atty...
article State AG officially wades into Lansing casino fight
(Michigan) -- State Attorney General Bill Schuette has officially lodged his opposition to a proposed Lansing casino with the federal government. The attorney general...

5/8/2012

article Tribal Members OK Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted to approve plans to open a casino in Lansing Thursday, May 3. Tribe members approved the...

5/5/2012

article Sault tribe members approve Lansing casino plan
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have approved a proposal to seek federal permission to open a $245 million casino in downtown...

5/4/2012

press release It's official. Sault Tribe members approve Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted to approve a referendum that supports the Tribe’s plan to seek federal approval to...
article Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Sault Tribe Chairman react to tribe's vote on Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- After a tribal referendum on the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino resulted in the project moving forward, Lansing mayor Virg Bernero and Sault Ste. Marie...
article Sault Tribe Approves Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have approved building a casino in downtown Lansing. The resolution made allows the tribe to buy...

5/3/2012

article Lansing casino approved by Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians approved a plan to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing by a vote of approximately 3,900 to 2,300...
article Lansing casino gains support of Sault tribe
(Michigan) -- A proposed tribal casino in downtown Lansing is on its way forward tonight after members of an Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe supported a decision...
article Sault tribe members approve Lansing casino plan
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have approved a proposal to seek federal permission to open a $245 million casino in downtown...
article Tribe votes in favor of Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- A majority of Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians members have voted in favor of their tribe building a casino in downtown Lansing. The vote clears...

4/29/2012

article Tribal vote on Lansing casino project nearing an end
(Michigan) -- Voting wraps up this week in a referendum that may decide if plans for a casino in downtown Lansing can move forward. Ballots were mailed to 14 thousand...

4/25/2012

article Lansing Casino petitioner announces Sault Tribe chairperson candidacy
(Michigan) -- Today, Aaron Payment, the former elected chairperson/ CEO for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians officially announced his candidacy for the...

4/17/2012

article Bernero Visits U.P. on Cusp of Tribe’s Lansing Casino Vote
(Michigan) -- With the fate of the proposed $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in the hands of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians registered voters, Lansing...

4/13/2012

article OP/ED: Lansing Casino will degrade and demean region
(Michigan) -- Casino — a word chosen to provide sheep’s clothing for the wolf gambling den predesigned to profit from every dollar spent there. It pays out...

4/12/2012

article Casino Effort Moves One Step Further
(Michigan) -- The effort to bring a casino to downtown Lansing moves one step closer to reality. The Sault Saint Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians is mailing out ballots...
article Sault tribe voting starts on Lansing casino plan
(Michigan) -- A tribal referendum on a proposed downtown Lansing casino begins today. Ballots will be sent today to registered voters in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of...

4/11/2012

article Tribe members start voting this week on a proposed casino in Lansing
(Michigan) -- Ballots are being mailed this week to more than 14 thousand members of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The vote may decide if the tribe will...
article Tribe Members to Start Voting on Proposed Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The possibility of having a casino in Lansing has attracted both positive and negative comments from local residents. "I think it'll help bring a...

4/4/2012

article Smoking debate
(Michigan) -- Should the proposed Lansing Kewadin Casino allow smoking? Cynthia Hallett, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, and Roger...

3/26/2012

article Lansing casino would be exempt from state smoking ban
(Michigan) -- The proposed $245 million Kewadin Lansing casino approved last week by the Lansing City Council could have a substantial leg up on other entertainment...

3/23/2012

article A smoking casino for Lansing?
(Michigan) -- Expect smoking at the proposed Lansing casino. “It’s our view” that insisting on no smoking would likely have been a deal breaker during...

3/21/2012

article OP/ED: Lansing City Council did well approving casino plan
(Michigan) -- Efforts to develop the $245 million Kewadin Lansing casino will move forward now that the Lansing City Council has given approval to various agreements...
article The casino Promise
(Michigan) -- In what was called a “disconcerting note” in a recent Allen Neighborhood Center newsletter, 20 percent of East Lansing Public Schools...
article Will a music venue follow a casino?
(Michigan) -- The Black Crowes. Gin Blossoms. Weird Al Yankovic. Kathy Griffin. Jay Leno. Grand Funk Railroad. KISS. What do these musicians and comedians all have in...

3/20/2012

article City council gives OK to proposed casino
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council has voted to move forward with a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan’s capital city. The Lansing State Journal...
article Fate of new casino up to Sault Tribe voters
(Michigan) -- Sault Tribe’s registered voters will soon find in their mailboxes a referendum election ballot to either approve, or disapprove, the tribe’s...
article Lansing casino plan goes to tribal vote next month
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive ballots next month to decide the fate of a proposed tribal casino in downtown...
article Lansing City Council approves $245 million casino
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council approved plans for a $245 million tribally-owned and operated casino attached to the city's convention center downtown.
article Lansing City Council OKs casino plan
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council voted 7-1 Monday in favor of a deal to build a Native-run casino in that city’s downtown. The Lansing State Journal reports...
article Lawmakers Question Citizen Support Of Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- Even though the Lansing City Council has approved a new casino for the capitol city, the Senate GOP leader does not believe it will never happen.
article Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to vote on Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council gave its stamp of approval to a proposed casino in the city's downtown Monday evening. Now, members of the Sault Ste. Marie...
article Tribe plans vote on proposed Lansing casino as council OK's it
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will start voting on its proposed $245 million casino for Lansing in mid-April, the tribe announced Tuesday...

3/19/2012

article City Council Passes Proposals To Bring Casino To Lansing
(Michigan) -- Monday, Lansing city council approved several proposals to bring the $245 million dollar casino project to downtown. It was decision that most council...
article City council votes to pass casino plans through
(Michigan) -- Forging ahead even as state leaders have vowed to kill the project, Lansing City Council members moved forward with plans to build a casino downtown,...
article Kids in the Hall: Council gives the go-ahead on downtown casino proposal.
(Michigan) -- Fifty-six days after Mayor Virg Bernero announced that the city intended to bring a tribally owned casino downtown, the Lansing City Council voted 7-1 to...
article Lansing Casino Project Approved by City Council
(Michigan) -- Dozens crowded the Lansing City Council meeting on Monday to see the fate of the city's proposed casino. Council members voted to move forward with the...
article Lansing casino proposal approved by council
(Michigan) -- Lansing City Council tonight approved a proposed $245 million tribal casino in downtown Lansing. The project earned a 7-1 vote, with 4th Ward Councilwoman...
article Lansing city council gives OK to controversial casino project
(Michigan) -- A controversial plan to build a casino in downtown Lansing cleared an important hurdle last night. The Lansing city council gave its approval for the Sault...
article Lansing City Council votes to advance casino plan
(Michigan) -- A proposed $245 million tribal casino earned one of its last major votes of confidence Monday after the Lansing City Council voted overwhelmingly to...
article Supporters dwarf opposition as Lansing City Council prepares for vote on casino
(Michigan) -- Public comment on the proposed $245 million Kewadin Lansing casino is underway, with more than 45 speakers signed up to weigh in on the project.
article Michigan voters oppose off-reservation gaming, including Lansing casino, pollsters say
(Michigan) -- A poll that found Michigan voters oppose more casinos in the state also found voters specifically opposed allowing Indian tribes to build off-reservation...

3/18/2012

article Proposed Lansing casino faces key hurdle tonight
(Michigan) -- The Lansing city council has several items dealing with the casino project on its agenda tonight. All the items must pass for the $245 million project to...

3/17/2012

article Casino plans up for Council approval Monday night
(Michigan) -- Four pieces of the Kewadin Lansing casino proposal are scheduled for City Council approval at Monday’s meeting. The Council is scheduled to vote on...

3/14/2012

article How Bon Jovi Explains The Midwest’s Casino Boom
(Michigan) -- Next week, the city council in Lansing, Mich. is expected to vote on a proposal for a $245 million casino for the city’s downtown.
article Lansing casino project heads to council for vote
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council will vote on a proposal to build a tribal casino downtown. The $245 million project, known as Kewadin Lansing, today advanced out...
article Lansing City Council Committee approves casino plans
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council's Committee on Development and Planning approved plans for a proposed $245 million casino.

3/13/2012

article Lansing casino still meets divided response
(Michigan) -- Lansing residents and business owners lobbied City Council members during public hearings Monday both to support and oppose a proposed tribal casino in...
article Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko: Someone's going to be disappointed by our vote
(Michigan) -- Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko hasn't decided how she will vote on plans to bring a proposed $245 million tribally-owned casino to downtown...
article Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero: Casino benefits outweigh possible concerns
(Michigan) -- Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said he was encouraged by the number of supporters turning out for a public hearing on the proposed Lansing Kewadin casino.

3/12/2012

article Citizens Speak Out On Casino Before Vote
(Michigan) -- For those who live and work in Lansing it was their last chance to speak out for or against a casino coming to the capital city before city council will...
article Kids in the Hall / Casino advocates, opponents pitch their opinions to the Council
(Michigan) -- If you’re keeping score, 21 members of the public spoke in support of a downtown Lansing casino plan in front of City Council Monday night, while 16...
article Lansing casino opposition organizes to stop project
(Michigan) -- A new community group has formed with a single goal: to thwart Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's attempt to bring a proposed $245 million casino to downtown...
article Lansing City Council to hold public hearings on proposed casino
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council will hold public hearings on plans for a downtown Lansing casino at its general business meeting Monday.
article Lansing City Council's public hearings on casino plan underway
(Michigan) -- Public hearings are underway to discuss a proposed tribal casino in downtown Lansing. Speakers both for and against the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino are...
article Public has say on Lansing casino plan
(Michigan) -- Lansing residents and business owners lobbied City Council members during public hearings Monday both to support and oppose a proposed tribal casino in...
article Supporters turn out for public hearing on proposed Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- Lansing business and union leaders came out to a public hearing last night to support a proposed casino project in the city’s downtown. The Sault Ste...

3/11/2012

article Opponents plan to pack Lansing casino public hearing tonight
(Michigan) -- A public hearing tonight in Lansing is expected to draw a large crowd of opponents to a casino in in the city’s downtown. The Sault Ste Marie Tribe...

3/7/2012

article Could the Lansing city council delay a vote on a controversial casino project? Maybe
(Michigan) -- Some Lansing city council members seem inclined to delay a vote on a proposed casino project. The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build...
article Lansing residents speak out against casino
(Michigan) -- Nearly two dozen people, most of them opposed to a proposed downtown casino, told Lansing City Council members Wednesday that they are concerned about...
article Sault tribe may hold referendum on $245 million casino project
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board agreed Tuesday to allow a referendum on a proposed Lansing casino, meaning tribal members could...
article Tribe Members May Vote on Lansing Casino Project
(Michigan) -- A long line of residents lined up to give their 'two cents' on the possibility of having a casino in Lansing at a public forum on Wednesday. Most...
article Up North with the tribe that wants to adopt Lansing
(Michigan) -- Outside the historic Chippewa County Court House, a statue depicting a Roman legend greets visitors near the north entrance. Two small children, Romulus...

3/6/2012

article Chippewa board agrees to referendum on Lansing casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board agreed today to allow a referendum on a proposed Lansing casino. Tribal members now will have 60 days...
article Lansing City Council to hold second casino forum
(Michigan) -- The Lansing City Council will hold its second community forum today to discuss the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino project. The meeting will be held at 6 p...
article More Debate Over Sault Chippewa Casino in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will decide soon about whether to build a casino near Lansing....
article Sault Ste Marie Tribe will likely vote soon on proposed Lansing casino project
(Michigan) -- Members of an Upper Peninsula Native American tribe may vote in the next few months on a proposal to build a casino in Lansing. The vote could upend the...
article Sault Tribe members may vote on Lansing project
(Michigan) -- Pending final validation of the referendum petition, tribal members may have the opportunity to vote on Resolution 2012-11, titled Approval of...
article Tribal Members May Have Opportunity To Vote On Casino
(Michigan) -- On Tuesday the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians held a special meeting to consider a referendum petition regarding the proposal to build a casino...
article Tribal Referendum on Lansing Casino Moves Forward
(Michigan) -- Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will be voting on whether to proceed with plans to build a casino in Lansing. According to a...

3/5/2012

article Referendum May Be In Store For Proposed Casino
(Michigan) -- A referendum vote could be in store for Lansing's proposed casino. An election committee under the Sault St Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians will look...

3/4/2012

article Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians considering referendum on casino
(Michigan) -- New opposition to a proposed tribal casino in Lansing is threatening the future of the $245 million project. Leaders of the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of...

3/2/2012

article Developers, Mayor make case to light crowd at Lansing casino forum
(Michigan) -- A community forum on the proposed Lansing Kewadin casino drew a much smaller crowd than anticipated, but was still a worthwhile exercise, participants said.
article Lansing residents tell City Council to slow down on proposed casino, let citizens vote
(Michigan) -- At a community forum Wednesday evening, Lansing residents and small business owners urged the Lansing City Council to take their time on the proposed...

3/1/2012

article Lansing casino opponents make voices heard at community forum
(Michigan) -- Developers of Lansing’s proposed casino faced a small, but passionate group of opponents last night. One opponent of a Lansing casino says the state...
article Taxpayers Speak Out Against Casino At Community Hearing
(Michigan) -- It was the first of it's kind meeting Wednesday in Lansing as the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa tribe and city council listened to residents sound off on...

2/29/2012

article Casino referendum brewing / Could Sault Tribe members put a stop to the downtown casino deal?
(Michigan) -- The chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is worried his members will overturn the tribe’s vote to support a downtown Lansing...
article Lansing Residents Speak Out About Proposed Casino
(Michigan) -- On Wednesday night, Lansing residents got to speak their thoughts on a proposed casino in downtown Lansing. Many spoke loudly against it., arguing a casino...
article Lansing residents will hear more tonight about the proposed casino project
(Michigan) -- A controversial plan to build a casino in downtown Lansing goes before the public tonight. A large turnout is expected at the first of two community...
article New Obstacle for Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The fight to bring a casino to Downtown Lansing continues, now with a new obstacle. A spokesperson for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians says...

2/28/2012

article Petition To Force Vote On Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The odds of a Lansing casino just got a little longer. Members of the indian tribe that's backing the plan have turned in a petition and forced a vote...

2/26/2012

article Lansing Casino developer lists its investors
(Michigan) -- The developer hired to finance and build a $245 million tribal casino in downtown Lansing has released more details about its investors and finances amid...

2/22/2012

article Lansing casino clears hurdle
(Michigan) -- The Lansing Economic Development Corp. board unanimously approved a comprehensive development agreement for the proposed Kewadin Lansing Casino Wednesday.

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