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3/30/2018

article MN man accused of theft of lost property
(Minnesota) -- Kenneth Lee Bishop, 51, Wheaton, Minnesota, made his initial appearance before Richland County District Court Monday, March 19. Bishop is charged with one...

2/24/2018

article Lean by design: Prior Lake City Council juggles police needs with rest of city
(Minnesota) -- While the Prior Lake Police Department has said it could use more cops to address a growing community and rising crime rate, city leaders say they’...

2/9/2018

article CHAPS received donation from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(Wyoming) -- Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip announced that the nonprofit received a $2,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community recently. The...

2/7/2018

article SMSC, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority partner to add new stops
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced Wednesday a new partnership with the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority to provide new stops to and...

2/6/2018

article Club Nomadic drops lawsuit against Mystic Lake over pop-up venue
(Minnesota) -- Club Nomadic Entertainment Group has voluntarily dropped a federal lawsuit accusing Mystic Lake Casino’s events company of breach of contract after...

1/24/2018

article Nomadic President Discusses Mystic Lake Termination
(Minnesota) -- The president of Nomadic Entertainment is speaking out after the company filed a lawsuit against the casino owners at Mystic Lake. In a lawsuit filed...
article Nomadic sues Mystic Lake tribe over scuttled Super Bowl nightclub
(Minnesota) -- The nightclub promoter that planned a Super Bowl-week concert series at a giant pop-up venue outside Mystic Lake Casino is suing the Shakopee Mdewakanton...

1/23/2018

article Club Nomadic sues Mystic Lake's event company for breach of contract
(Minnesota) -- Club Nomadic Entertainment Group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Mystic Lake Casino abruptly shelved its glitzy pop-up concert venue without...
article Club Nomadic sues tribe over canceled Super Bowl events
(Minnesota) -- A traveling nightclub that was built to hold VIP events during the Super Bowl is now suing a Minnesota tribe for breach of contract. Earlier this month, a...

1/16/2018

article Treasure Island Center, former Macy's, has its grand opening and ribbon cutting in St. Paul
(Minnesota) -- Five years after Macy’s closed in downtown St. Paul, city officials and business leaders on Tuesday celebrated its former building’s reopening...
article Ticket prices just dropped for Mystic Lake Casino’s Super Bowl weekend concerts
(Minnesota) -- Tickets for Mystic Lake Casino’s Super Bowl weekend concerts just got much more affordable. Following last week’s surprise announcement that...

1/13/2018

article Mystic Lake cancels Club Nomadic Super Bowl venue
(Minnesota) -- A traveling nightclub that was designed to bring VIP experiences to the Minneapolis area during the Super Bowl has been called off. Club Nomadic had been...
article Mystic Lake Casino cancels Super Bowl pop-up nightclub, takes it inside
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Casino won’t be using the temporary nightclub, dubbed Club Nomadic, it built in its parking lot for the Super Bowl and will move the...

1/8/2018

article Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Celebrate Grand Opening of New Event Space & Hotel Tower
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of business and community leaders from across the metro area came together yesterday evening to celebrate the grand opening of Mystic Lake Center...
article Mystic Lake helps tout Prior Lake as suburban epicenter for Super Bowl
(Minnesota) -- When the confetti drops Feb. 4 inside U.S. Bank Stadium, a massive dance party will rage 25 miles south of Super Bowl LII in what's shaping up to be...
article Mystic Lake opens new event spaces, hotel tower ahead of Super Bowl (slideshow)
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Friday held the official opening for Mystic Lake Center — a event space and 180-room hotel expansion that will make the...

1/5/2018

article Mystic Lake Hotel Casino Completes “Work-of-Art” Expansion
(Minnesota) -- The hotel and event center expansion of the Mystic Lake Hotel Casino managed to open in time for the new year, as it was initially planned. The grand...
article New hotel tower opens at Mystic Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new hotel tower and convention center at Mystic Lake Casino. The Mystic...

1/4/2018

article New Mystic Lake Center designed after Minnesota nature scenes
(Minnesota) -- As promised, Mystic Lake Hotel Casino's hotel and event center expansion opened in time for the new year. "If you look at this building, it...

12/9/2017

article Groundbreaking Held for Palace Casino Replacement
(Minnesota) -- More than one hundred Band members, employees and various officials gathered at the future site of the new Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, MN for a...

12/1/2017

article SMSC announces scholarship recipients
(Michigan) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community recently announced the recipients for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship program through the University of Minnesota....

11/29/2017

article Sakpe statue unveiled downtown
(Minnesota) -- Nearly 200 years later, Chief Sakpe is in Shakopee once again. The city of Shakopee and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community unveiled a statue of the...

11/24/2017

article Shakopee namesake to welcome visitors
(Minnesota) -- Shakopee will unveil a statue Tuesday of its namesake, Chief Sakpe, as part of a historic downtown improvement project to honor the city’s heritage...

11/20/2017

article ‘Before, we were invisible:’ How Minnesota’s most prosperous Indian tribe became a powerhouse in Washington
(Minnesota) -- It was a situation that persisted for years, and like many things in Indian Country, it seemed almost unbelievable to non-Native Americans once they...

10/10/2017

article Tribal custody battles are subject of new lawsuit
(Minnesota) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday targets the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Scott County, organizations the plaintiffs allege are violating federal law...
article SMSC seeks 74 acres for housing, retail
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has requested the federal government declare nearly 74 acres of land part of the reservation to be used for...

10/9/2017

article Scott County faces lawsuit over tribal custody cases
(Minnesota) -- Two parents are suing Scott County and the Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner claiming discrimination in custody cases involving the...

8/12/2017

article South metro news briefs: Shakopee sells former burial ground back to tribe
(Minnesota) -- The City Council last week approved selling a 3-acre parcel back to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) for $100,000 after an archaeological...

8/2/2017

article Shakopee sells possible burial site to Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(Minnesota) -- After discovering a piece of land might be an old Native American burial site, the city of Shakopee has decided to sell the land to the Shakopee...

6/7/2017

article How The Richest Tribe In America Lives
(Minnesota) -- While many casinos are facing hard times because of the economy, online gaming and fellow competition, one Minnesota Native American tribe continues to...

6/2/2017

article Windom resident wins big at Mystic Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- A Windom resident is $250,000 richer after winning Mystic Lake Casino’s largest cash prize ever. John Berge was at Mystic Lake Casino on Sunday and...

6/1/2017

article Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is launching a Dakota language training program. The goal of the Voices of Our Ancestors program is to keep the...

5/5/2017

article Canterbury Park Opens 2017 Season May 5
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park will open its 67-day live horse racing meet May 5, marking the first time Canterbury has opened on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands...

4/4/2017

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Increases Native American Nutrition Campaign to $10 Million
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today that it is committing an additional $5 million in new funding over the next two years to...

3/17/2017

article Collector creates full-scale Oval Office replica in his home
(Minnesota) -- Glynn Crooks is the commander-in-chief of his Prior Lake, Minnesota, house. He does paperwork inside an oval-shaped room, seated at a desk inspired by the...

3/2/2017

article Minnesota tribe unveils St Paul naming rights deal
(Minnesota) -- After initiating a $68 million expansion project at its Treasure Island Resort And Casino in July, the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota has...

2/27/2017

article Former Macy's in downtown St. Paul to be renamed Treasure Island Center
(Minnesota) -- Treasure Island will have a new location in downtown St. Paul, though it won't be a casino. On Monday, Treasure Island Resort and Casino announced it...

2/18/2017

article Shakopee tribe donates $4M to American Indian causes
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) last week pledged to donate more than $4 million for American Indian causes in Minnesota and throughout...
article VIDEO: Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office replica in sprawling home
(Minnesota) -- Glynn Crooks is the commander-in-chief of his Prior Lake house.

2/10/2017

press release Shakopee Tribe Donates $100,000 to "Reclaiming Native Truth" Project
(Colorado) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today a $100,000 donation to the Reclaiming Native Truth project that is co-managed by First...
article Tribe donates $4 million to Native American causes nationwide
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) on Thursday announced a package of donations totaling more than $4 million for Native American causes in...

1/26/2017

article Prior Lake, tribe near agreement on joint water treatment facility
(Minnesota) -- Prior Lake City Council members this week discussed details of a joint water treatment facility agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community....

11/15/2016

article Tribe donates $125,000 each to Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage schools
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has announced that it will provide $125,000 grants to both the Shakopee and Prior Lake-Savage school...

10/13/2016

article Prior Lake opposes Dakota tribe's latest land trust application
(Minnesota) -- A narrowly divided Prior Lake City Council has voted to oppose an effort by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to move 73 acres into a land trust...

9/1/2016

article Sioux want US high court to grant them 12-mile tract
(Minnesota) -- A group of American Indians whose ancestors rescued whites during an 1862 Indian war want to collect on a federal government promise of a 12-squaremile...
article Casino wealth and well-being: The tale of two tribes
(Minnesota) -- You could call it “The tale of two tribes,” one a tribe of millionaires in Minnesota; the other a less-fortunate tribe in Oregon. Though...

8/31/2016

article Sioux wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- A group of American Indians whose ancestors rescued whites during an 1862 Indian war want to collect on a federal government promise of a 12-square-mile...

8/17/2016

article Answer Man: Treasure Island began as one-room bingo hall
(Minnesota) -- Dear Answer Man, this fall is the 25th anniversary of the agreements that allowed casinos on Indian reservations in Minnesota. How old is Treasure Island...

7/13/2016

article City, tribe to partner on water treatment plant
(Minnesota) -- The city of Prior Lake has agreed to work with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on a joint water treatment plant to meet future water-supply needs...

7/5/2016

article County, tribe OK joint project to expand Co. Rd. 83
(Minnesota) -- Scott County and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have entered into a partnership to expand County Road 83 in Prior Lake as it approaches Mystic...

6/22/2016

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres
(Minnesota) -- The reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota continues to grow. Larry Roberts, the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs,...

5/3/2016

article Tribe breaks ground on new hotel tower, convention center
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel broke ground Tuesday on a new hotel tower and state-of-the-art convention...

4/29/2016

article Mystic Lake Isn't Playing The Odds
(Minnesota) -- The boom phase of tribal gaming ended long after the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux opened Mystic Lake Casino nearly a quarter century ago.

3/13/2016

article Prior Lake OKs tribe agreement with some objection
(Minnesota) -- Prior Lake will offer no comment on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s latest fee-to-trust land application in lieu of a utility and right-...

2/22/2016

article Treasure Island Casino owners buy I-94 parcel in first Twin Cities land deal
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns the Treasure Island Resort & Casino, has bought a 112-acre parcel near Woodbury in what is the tribe...

2/19/2016

article Treasure Island tribe buys Washington County land — but not for a casino
(Minnesota) -- The owners of Treasure Island Resort & Casino have bought 112 acres of farmland at a freeway interchange near Lake Elmo — raising speculation...

2/16/2016

article Treasure Island Unveils $9M Lagoon, Wave Spa
(Minnesota) -- The second largest of its kind among 18 Native casinos in Minnesota, the 40,000-foot waterpark dubbed "The Lagoon" at Treasure Island Resort...
article Native American Tribe Connected to Big Land Purchase in Washington County Along I-94
(Minnesota) -- The owner of an 80-acre parcel of land in Washington County told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he sold his property to an investment company affiliated with a Native...

2/14/2016

article AED’s donated to Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) recently donated two lifesaving heart defibrillators (AED’s) to the Red Lake Nation. Nathan Crooks,...

2/10/2016

article Water park hopes to bring waves of tourists
(Minnesota) -- Kyle Ferguson and his 3-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, ditched the blustery, cold weather on Tuesday to check out Minnesota's newest indoor water park....

2/5/2016

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Donates Lifesaving AED’s to the Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) generously donated two, lifesaving heart defibrillators (AED’s) to the Red Lake Nation on Wednesday...

1/20/2016

article Tribe elects business council, including one newcomer
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) have elected the tribe's Business Council, reinstating incumbent Charlie Vig as chairman...

12/23/2015

article City opposes latest tribe land trust application
(Minnesota) -- As the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community prepares for a tribal council election in early 2016, a letter is en route from Prior Lake officials to the...

12/22/2015

article City opposes latest tribe trust application
(Minnesota) -- As the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community prepares for a tribal council election in early 2016, a letter is en route from Prior Lake officials to the...

12/21/2015

article Prior Lake City Council opposes Shakopee tribe's land plans
(Minnesota) -- The Prior Lake City Council is appealing to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in a land dispute that has divided local officials and may sour the city...

12/19/2015

article Junk named new racing secretary at Canterbury
(Minnesota) -- Robert Junk has joined Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino as the new Racing Secretary. Junk, a 30-year industry veteran who has been involved in...

11/30/2015

article $1M to boost American Indian nutrition research
(Minnesota) -- Although they suffer more than other cultural groups from diet-related chronic diseases, there lacks widely available nutritional information specific to...

10/18/2015

article Editorial/ Thanks due to tribe for Highway 169 project
(Minnesota) -- Work on the addition of a third southbound lane on Highway 169 in Shakopee was completed last week. The one-mile stretch extends the third lane with a 10-...

10/15/2015

article New White Earth-operated casino will come with resort
(Minnesota) -- Plans for a new White Earth-operated casino between Dent and Pelican Rapids include a 110-room hotel, RV park, three restaurants (bar and grill, deli and...
article Sioux Tribe to Build New Hotel
(Minnesota) -- Sioux tribe to build new hotel with its own convention center, according to an announcement made by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the...

10/14/2015

article Mystic Lake plans new hotel tower and event center
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Hotel Casino is adding a new hotel tower and replacing part of its aging convention center space with a 70,000-square-foot convention center.
article Mystic Lake will add another hotel, convention center
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake will add a second hotel and convention center to its entertainment complex near Prior Lake, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and...
article Tribe to build new hotel, convention center
(Minnesota) -- A new hotel with a convention center will soon be added to the southwest Twin Cities, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Mystic Lake...
article Word definitions factor into debate between Prior Lake, Shakopee tribe
(Minnesota) -- For almost a year, the city of Prior Lake and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have been at odds over a 95-acre piece of land. The tribe wants to...

10/8/2015

article American Heart Association & Shakopee Tribe Join Forces for Native American Health
(Minnesota) -- The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) will convene a groundbreaking gathering of national philanthropic...

10/4/2015

article Minnesota Tribe's Reservation Expands By 104 Acres
(Minnesota) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday announced the addition of approximately 104.40 acres to a Minnesota tribe's reservation.

7/7/2015

article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant for Firewood Processor
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has announced receipt of a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to purchase a Firewood Processor....

6/30/2015

article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced Tuesday that they had received a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota. The...

6/12/2015

article Minn. tribe donates to SD language program
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota College in western South Dakota has received a grant of $25,000 from a Native American tribe in Minnesota to help fund the school’s...

6/11/2015

article Mystic Lake Derby to be worth $2 million if American Pharoah comes
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park and Minnesota Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association officials announced Thursday that the Mystic Lake Derby would offer a...

5/19/2015

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's mobile medical clinic offers healthcare on wheels
(Minnesota) -- Joanna Bryant wants to make health care easier to access for Minnesotans. As the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...

5/15/2015

article Positive Financials as Canterbury Begins Meet
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Holding Corp., whose Canterbury Park begins its live meet May 15 reported almost $400,000 in net income for the first quarter of 2015.

4/9/2015

article Tribe launches campaign to address obesity and diabetes with nutrition education
(Minnesota) -- A tribe is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to addressing obesity and diabetes in Indian Country. The Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux...

4/7/2015

article Canterbury Park plans massive development in Shakopee
(Minnesota) -- If there’s one thing Shakopee officials want, it’s for drivers heading south on Hwy. 169 to cross the Minnesota River. “That river is a...

3/26/2015

article A look at the self-sustaining city that is the Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation
(Minnesota) -- Heading south on Prior Lake’s Canterbury Road, there’s a moment when the words “Mystic Lake” suddenly appear in red neon lights....

3/24/2015

article Fort Peck tribe rolls the dice, takes loan to build casino
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck tribe has a big new business venture in its sights and some say the council is pushing its luck. The Buffalo Rivers Casino is set to be built...
article Minnesota tribe to loan $29 million for Fort Peck casino
(Montana) -- A Minnesota Indian tribe will invest $29 million in a Hi-Line casino on the Fort Peck Reservation. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community agreed earlier...
article Mystic Lake owners to invest in Oil Patch tribal casino
(Montana) -- The Minnesota Indian tribe that owns the popular Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake will invest $29 million in a casino on the Fort Peck Indian...
article Council reaches stalemate on tribal land agreement
(Minnesota) -- After months of negotiations with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the extension of Stemmer Ridge Road to County Road 82 and for a tribal...

3/23/2015

article Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana are moving forward with a casino thanks to a loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The tribe...

3/3/2015

article Tribe will pay for mile-long third lane on southbound Hwy. 169
(Minnesota) -- A third, one-mile southbound lane will be added to Highway 169 between County Roads 21 and 83 in Shakopee, and the $1.5 million project will be funded...

1/29/2015

article Mdewakanton offers $55K grant to Turnabout
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is offering Project Turnabout Addiction Recovery Center’s capital expansion a $55,000 grant to be matched...

1/27/2015

article Another delay on Stemmer Ridge: council, tribe change negotiation approach
(Minnesota) -- Prior Lake City Council members again stopped short of making decisions on a major road extension Monday, opting to change the city's approach in...

1/20/2015

article COMMENTARY: Tribe trust land agreement would benefit city, mayor says
(Minnesota) -- Scott County Commissioner Barbara Marschall wrote an excellent column last week on a very complex issue. She laid out the history of fee-to-trust actions...

1/2/2015

article Video display showcases Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(Minnesota) -- A new display showcasing the history, culture and values of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is now open at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. This...

12/22/2014

article Council OKs plan for road through residential area as neighbors cry foul
(Minnesota) -- As most people spent the pre-Christmas rush on Monday finishing their shopping, wrapping and baking, about 100 Prior Lake residents instead spent their...

12/17/2014

article Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming expects to complete a $25 million casino expansion in 2016. Construction at the Shoshone Rose Casino will begin in the...

11/27/2014

article More Casinos and Internet Gambling Threaten Shakopee Tribe
(Minnesota) -- Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according...

11/11/2014

article Record-Breaking Season Boosts Canterbury Park to Competitive Levels
(Minnesota) -- Don Kieger and his old friend Robin "Doc" Dawe have seen the Canterbury Park racetrack at its best and at its worst. "The place was dying,...

8/21/2014

article Private sector to the rescue?
(Minnesota) -- As a newly minted think tank fellow seven years ago, I heard Bob Poole, the libertarian Reason Foundation's thoughtful and nonpartisan transportation...

5/30/2014

article City, tribe sign water purchasing agreement
(Minnesota) -- Prior Lake will draw water from a tribe-owned water treatment facility as part of a water purchasing agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...

5/29/2014

article Lower Sioux tribal council addresses federal lawsuit
(Minnesota) -- In the 1850s, a treaty signed between the United States and members of the Mdewakanton tribe in Minnesota established what is known as the Lower Sioux...

5/14/2014

article Canterbury Park's new expo facility hopes to draw visitors to Shakopee
(Minnesota) -- For a bunch of folks who are supposed to be in harness together, it might have seemed a bit unneighborly recently when Canterbury Park announced that it...

5/4/2014

article Patrick Plus: Horse track, tribe thrive as partners, not adversaries
(Minnesota) -- The gates to the racetrack facility in Shakopee reopened on May 6, 1994, with the simulcast of the Kentucky Oaks as the main attraction.

4/8/2014

article Scott County's entertainment titans joining forces
(Minnesota) -- Scott County’s four major entertainment attractions have begun working together with the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee in an attempt to boost...

2/12/2014

article Shakopees Donate $870K to Tribes Coping With Propane Shortage
(North Dakota) -- Shortly after the death of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal member Debbie Dogskin, 61, as a result of the midwest's propane shortage amid below-zero...

2/10/2014

press release Shakopee Mdewakanton Provides $870,000 in Propane Grants to 3 Northern Plains Tribes
(Minnesota) -- In the wake of widespread propane shortages and excessive costs this winter, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) today announced three grants...

1/21/2014

article Tribe holding jobs fair Monday
(Minnesota) -- More than 125 full- and part-time jobs are available with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and its gaming enterprise – Mystic Lake Casino...

1/14/2014

article Tribe's largesse making things happen in Scott County
(Minnesota) -- The completion of a biking link between the two long-merged cities of Elko and New Market and the creation of public access to a natural treasure in...

1/7/2014

article City of Shakopee gets $100,000 trail grant from tribe
(Minnesota) -- The city of Shakopee is among five local governments that will receive a combined $366,000 in grants to make trail improvements in Scott County, the...

12/21/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Makes $176,500 in Holiday-Focused Donations
(Minnesota) -- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, distributed holiday cheer near and far through copy76,500 in...

12/20/2013

article Tribe says it gave $176,000 in holiday donations
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) says it has donated $176,500 to 37 causes for the holiday season.

11/19/2013

article Canterbury Park meet to remain at 69 days in 2014
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park will hold a 69-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet in 2014, the same number of race days as this year, after receiving approval...

11/3/2013

article Tribe's winnings could create Scott County trails
(Minnesota) -- The casino-enriched Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is offering $350,000 toward trail improvements in Scott County. Charitable groups, as well as...

11/2/2013

article Tribe's winnings could create Scott County trails
(Minnesota) -- The casino-enriched Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is offering $350,000 toward trail improvements in Scott County.

8/23/2013

article With alcohol ban lifted, Mystic Lake launches three new bars
(Minnesota) -- For all its flashing lights and ka-chinging slot machines, Mystic Lake was a longtime buzz kill. Literally. The inability to catch a buzz at the Prior...

8/3/2013

article Betting On Canterbury Park Holding
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Holding Company (CPHC) is a small-cap stock, that conducts pari-mutuel wagering operations and hosts unbanked card games at its racetrack...

7/31/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Awards $650,000 to Support Crow Creek Tribal Farm
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has given the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota a $650,000 grant to go toward the tribe’s farm.

7/17/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Donates To Santee Programs
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) will donate $550,000 to the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska for several community improvement and...

7/11/2013

article Lower Brule to Receive $500,000 Shakopee Mdewakanton Grant
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community today announced a $500,000 grant to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota for economic development and...

7/2/2013

article Shakopee Tribe To Give City Thousands To Pay For Police
(Minnesota) -- According to the Star Tribune, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have inked a deal to pay the City of Shakopee $250,000 to pay for police service.

6/23/2013

article Shakopee, tribe mark another milestone
(Minnesota) -- In yet another sign of a thaw in relationships between formerly bitter foes, Shakopee will get $250,000 from the casino-rich Shakopee tribe in exchange...

6/7/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Gives $10 Million to Tribes
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is donating more than copy0 million to 18 American Indian tribes in eight states. This brings the SMSC...

6/6/2013

article Minn. American Indian tribe donates honeybees to green roof of Mpls. City Hall, Courthouse
(Minnesota) -- Minneapolis City Hall is abuzz with honeybees. The green roof of the downtown City Hall and Courthouse building is now home to honeybees, thanks to a...

6/5/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Gives $10 Million to 18 Tribes
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced Tuesday that it would be donating more than $10 million to 18 American Indian tribes across 18 states.

5/31/2013

article Mdewakanton Sioux may invest in Mall of America hotel
(Minnesota) -- Financing for the Mall of America’s new luxury hotel could come from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which operates the Mystic Lake and...
article New MOA hotel could be bankrolled by Shakopee tribe
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community could wind up being one of the biggest players in the Mall of America's next expansion.

3/8/2013

article Running Aces fights shutdown threat, blames Mystic Lake
(Minnesota) -- Officials at Running Aces Harness Park made an emotional plea to the Minnesota Racing Commission to keep the horse track open as it faces a petition by 1,...

2/27/2013

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Award copy Million Grants to Bois Forte, Upper Sioux
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated copy million each to two Minnesota tribal nations: the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and Upper Sioux...

2/3/2013

article America's most luxurious reservation: Huge homes of country's richest Native American tribe where members make $1m EACH
(Minnesota) -- Sprawling mansions, exotic cars, yachts and round-the-world trips all without the need to lift a finger - sound too good to be true? Not for the Shakopee...

1/17/2013

article Shakopee Supports Urban Housing Complex With Native Preference
(Minnesota) -- The only urban American Indian-owned and –subsidized housing complex in the United States with Native preference just received a boost from the...

1/15/2013

article Canterbury Park Purses Continue to Increase
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park's first condition book for 2013 shows yet another increase in purses, with about $12 million to be paid out during its Thoroughbred...

1/13/2013

article Shakopee Awards $302,500 in Education and Youth Grants
(Minnesota) -- On January 7, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake, Minnesota announced $302,500 in grants to 13 organizations, most of which are...

1/7/2013

article Stanley Crooks, Former SMSC Chairman, Shakopee Patch Person of the Year
(Minnesota) -- As chairman for 20 years, Crooks left a mark on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, as well as the city of Shakopee.

1/6/2013

article Late Shakopee Chairman Crooks Named Person of the Year
(Minnesota) -- The late Stanley R. Crooks, who served as the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for 20 years, was named the 2012 Person of the Year by...

1/3/2013

article IN MEMORIUM: Stanley R. Crooks: Lifting a people
(Minnesota) -- In 20 years as tribal chairman, Stanley R. Crooks, 70, became perhaps the most powerful and philanthropic force in Indian Country, transforming the...

12/29/2012

article Bomb Threat on Bus Heading From Mall of America to Mystic Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- A Saturday evening bus trip to Mystic Lake Casino from the Mall of America was delayed after someone called in a bomb threat, saying that there was a bomb...
article Bomb threat stops bus headed to Mystic Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- A bus headed to Mystic Lake Casino Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, stopped in Richfield after a bomb threat forced riders to evacuate.
article Bomb threat waylays passengers going to Mystic Lake
(Minnesota) -- A bus en route from the Mall of America to Mystic Lake Casino was stopped and emptied after someone called in a bomb threat to the casino.

12/22/2012

article Large donations for CAP Agency
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Casino Hotel’s 15th annual fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties (the CAP Agency) on Dec. 7...

12/18/2012

article Spirit of Giving: Shakopee Mdewakanton Donate $144,650 this Holiday Season
(Minnesota) -- Stemming from a deeply respected cultural tradition, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has generously contributed $144,650 in charitable...

11/20/2012

article Shakopee Loans $48 Million to Lower Sioux for Debt Consolidation, Casino Redevelopment
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), whose reservation is located just south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, has a reputation for helping...

11/19/2012

press release Shakopee Mdewakanton Extend $48 Million Loan to Lower Sioux Indian Community
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has approved a $48 million loan for the Lower Sioux Indian Community of Morton, Minnesota. The loan is divided...

11/17/2012

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Award $995,000 in Grants
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community today announced several grants that have been made recently which total nearly $1 million.

11/7/2012

article Alcohol sales start today for Mystic Lake diners; bars in casino imminent
(Minnesota) -- A significant policy shift -- the serving of alcohol -- begins today at Mystic Lake Casino's hotel, with drink service soon to follow for gamblers...
article Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Announces Alcohol Sales
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Casino Hotel announced that it will begin offering beer, wine and liquor sales starting Wednesday. The service will first be offered at the...
article Mystic Lake Casino Hotel to begin alcohol sales
(Minnesota) -- They've been dry since opening Minnesota's most successful casino operation in 1992, but beginning Wednesday Mystic Lake Casino Hotel will begin...
article The bar is open for Mystic Lake diners
(Minnesota) -- Alcohol started flowing for the first time on Wednesday at Mystic Lake Casino's hotel, with drink service soon to follow for gamblers doubling down at...

10/19/2012

article Scott County's once icy relationship with tribe starts to thaw
(Minnesota) -- Recently, the mayor of Prior Lake got the sort of text message that can easily mean trouble. The new chairman of the Shakopee tribe, he was told, needed...

9/15/2012

article Compost has noses out of joint in Shakopee
(Minnesota) -- Neighbors of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's compost heap are complaining about the smell. The compost site, which takes manure as well as...

9/2/2012

article Who Is The New Leader Of The Shakopee Mdewakanton?
(Minnesota) -- The Minneapolis Star Tribune on Saturday published a profile of Charlie Vig, the new chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton community.

9/1/2012

article Powerful tribe has new face
(Minnesota) -- He started working construction right out of high school, specializing in masonry. He loves motorcycles so much that he built his own campground south of...

8/31/2012

article Chairman Stanley Crooks, a Great Leader, Is on His Journey to the Spirit World
(Minnesota) -- How do you describe the loss of a modern day warrior, a chief, and a friend? That’s where I am at today after hearing about the loss of Chairman...

8/29/2012

article Gov. Dayton attends funeral services for Stanley Crooks
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton is attending the funeral of Stanley R. Crooks, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Wednesday morning in Prior Lake.
article Mdewakanton Sioux leader laid to rest
(Minnesota) -- The beloved leader of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, one the nation's richest and influential American Indian tribes, was laid to rest...
article Reactions to the Passing of Stanley Crooks
(USA) -- In the days since the passing of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Chairman Stanley Crooks many throughout Indian country and the federal government have shared their...
article Throngs remember Stanley Crooks
(Minnesota) -- Diane and Don LaPointe walked through the whirring canyon of slot machines, past the stocked buffet, through a gauntlet of flower bouquets and into Mystic...

8/28/2012

article Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mourns Loss of Tribal Chairman Stanley Crooks
(Minnesota) -- The Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Pryor Lake, Minnesota is mourning the loss of Tribal Chairman Stanley Crooks, 70, who walked on Saturday, August 25.

8/27/2012

article Shakopee Mdewakanton Chairman Stanley R. Crooks Remembered and Missed By Many
(Minnesota) -- Stanley R. Crooks, the beloved chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and revered Indian country leader, died on Saturday, August 25 at the...

8/26/2012

article Stanley Crooks, Chairman of Minnesota Tribe, Dies
(Minnesota) -- Stanley Crooks, the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the last two decades, died Saturday. He was 70.

8/25/2012

press release Shakopee Mdewakanton Chairman Stanley R. Crooks 1941-2012
(Minnesota) -- It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Stanley R. Crooks, Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 1992, who passed away...
article Tribal leader Stanley Crooks dies at 70
(Minnesota) -- Stanley Crooks, leader of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, one of the nation's wealthiest and most influential tribes, died Saturday morning...

8/14/2012

article HILGER: Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake agreement offers new beginning for horse industry
(Minnesota) -- When someone doesn’t tell the full story, you need to call them out. Even when it is your local newspaper. ECM Newspapers missed the boat with its...

8/9/2012

article Shakopee Mdewakanton – Nation's Richest Tribe
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is the nation's richest tribe, according to a story in The New York Times today.

8/8/2012

article $1 Million Each Year for All, as Long as Tribe’s Luck Holds
(Minnesota) -- A generation ago, the Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe lived in a motley collection of beat-up trailer homes, melting snow for bath water when wells froze over...

8/1/2012

article OP/ED: Canterbury agreement deserved stronger vetting
(Minnesota) -- A 10-year agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reached in early June is neatly billed as a “cooperative...

6/26/2012

article Sioux gain major role at Canterbury in pact
(Minnesota) -- The new agreement between the Mdewakanton Sioux and Canterbury Park goes beyond having the tribe increase race purses in exchange for the track dropping...
article The Sioux-Canterbury contract at a glance
(Minnesota) -- The agreement between Canterbury Park and the Mdewakanton Sioux, the owners of Mystic Lake Casino, has the tribe funnel $75 million to racing purses in...

6/23/2012

article Canterbury-tribe deal is no help for Mower County's last quarter horse breeder
(Minnesota) -- Two years ago, it might have helped him hang on, but it’s too little and too late now. Canterbury Park’s agreement with the Shakopee...

6/16/2012

article MRC Approves Track/Native Casino Deal
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Racing Commission, which regulates horse racing and card clubs at race tracks in the state, approved the Cooperative Marketing Agreement...

6/15/2012

article Canterbury adds new $150,000 stakes
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park's purses have increased by approximately 35 percent following Wednesday's approval by the Minnesota Racing Commission of a...
article Canterbury Hikes Purses, Adds Turf Derby
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park raised purses 35% and added a $150,000 stakes after the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a purse and marketing pact between the...

6/14/2012

article Minnesota racing commission OKs no-racino deal
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Racing Commission has approved a business deal between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park.
article Our View: Putting an end to racino
(Minnesota) -- Last week the Mdewakanton Sioux tribe, which owns Mystic Lake casino, and the Canterbury Park horse-racing track announced the tribe would contribute $75...

6/13/2012

article Canterbury-Mystic Lake Deal Approved; Not Everyone Happy
(Minnesota) -- The historic deal between Minnesota’s largest Indian casino and the largest horse racing track is taking a lot of heat. But on Wednesday, the...
article Racing board backs Canterbury Park-Mystic Lake Casino alliance
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Racing Commission gave its blessing Wednesday to an alliance between former rivals: struggling Canterbury Park racetrack and nearby Mystic...
article State racing board approves Canterbury/tribal agreement on 'racino'
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Racing Commission on Wednesday, June 13, approved a deal between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the track...
article Running Aces feels like ‘redheaded stepchild’ in Canterbury-Mystic Lake deal
(Minnesota) -- Running Aces Harness Park asked the Minnesota Racing Commission to delay its vote on a Canterbury Park deal with the Mdewakanton Sioux until they can give...

6/12/2012

article Editorial: A promising deal for Canterbury, tribe
(Minnesota) -- Today -- fittingly in Shakopee, named for a Dakota chief -- the Minnesota Racing Commission will consider whether to approve a chance for a positive turn...

6/9/2012

article SMSC and Canterbury Park Reach Unprecedented Joint Marketing Agreement
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has agreed to pay the Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) $8.5 million over the lifetime of a 10-...

6/8/2012

article Canterbury Park, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux cut deal that upends gambling debate
(Minnesota) -- The catalyst for a landmark gambling deal cut between horseracing track Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux tribe was a minor bill that...
article Courrier column: State failed to put bet on racino
(Minnesota) -- Like betting on the wrong horse that turns out to be a winner, Canterbury Park has finally caught a break. The Shakopee horse palace has teamed up with...

6/6/2012

article Canterbury deals Aces a blow with tribal deal
(Minnesota) -- Two days before Running Aces opened its fifth season of live harness racing, word broke of an agreement between Canterbury Park and the Mdewakanton Sioux...

6/5/2012

article Canterbury Drops Racino Push After $75M Deal with Tribe
(Minnesota) -- The operator of Canterbury Park has agreed to drop its push for a combination racetrack and casino after striking a deal through which the owners of...
article Minnesota Racing Commission to take up Canterbury-casino deal
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Racing Commission will hold a special meeting next week in Shakopee to consider a proposed agreement that would send tens of millions of...
article Racino debate is a scratch, following landmark Canterbury Park-Sioux agreement
(Minnesota) -- It appears that the legions of lobbyists on both sides of the racino debate can take a brief rest for the first time in nearly a decade.

6/4/2012

article A $75 million deal: Canterbury, Shakopee Mdewakanton shake hands
(Minnesota) -- Purses will more than double by the end of a 10-year gaming deal announced this afternoon between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...
article Canterbury and Mdewakanton Sioux strike $75M deal
(Minnesota) -- They once stood on completely opposite sides of the fence, but on Monday the owners and Canterbuy downs and the the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (...
article Canterbury inks 10-year marketing agreement with Sioux Community
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Holding Corporation and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced Monday a 10-year cooperative marketing agreement.
article Canterbury Park and Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe Ink 10-Year Marketing Agreement
(Minnesota) -- In what officials are calling a strong win-win for both Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the two organizations announced an...
article Canterbury Park and tribe cut deal on gambling
(Minnesota) -- The state's premier horseracing track is joining forces with one of the state's wealthiest tribes in a deal that will enrich purses at ailing...
article Canterbury Park, Mdewakanton Sioux tribe reach agreement to drop racino pursuit
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced a 10-year marketing partnership that will call for the...
press release Canterbury Park, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Sign Ten-Year Cooperative Marketing Agreement
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Holding Corporation and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today a ten-year cooperative marketing agreement.
article Canterbury, Indian tribe in no-racino agreement
(Minnesota) -- Officials with the Canterbury Park horse track and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have reached a major deal for the track to drop its long...
article Canterbury, Indian tribe in no-racino agreement
(Minnesota) -- The Canterbury Park horse race track has agreed to drop its long pursuit of slot machines in exchange for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community paying...
article Deal Would Give Canterbury $75M for Purses
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park Holding Corp. and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community struck a 10-year “cooperative marketing agreement” by which the...
article End of the push for racinos? Tribe makes multimillion-dollar deal with Canterbury
(Minnesota) -- A multimillion-dollar deal struck by the Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux Community with a local horseracing track could kill the push for racino legislation.
article MPR: Canterbury Park, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community nose out competitors
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota horse racing track is getting a major financial boost from a former competitor. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says it will spend $...
article Source: Canterbury, Shakopee Mdewakanton cut deal that kills push for racino legislation
(Minnesota) -- The Canterbury Park horse-racing track and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have reached a historic agreement that calls for the tribe to...

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