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Did Zinke lie to Interior investigators? Feds want to know

A day after a report surfaced that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under scrutiny for potentially lying to investigators in his own department, an attorney for an anti-corruption watchdog said Friday federal officials take those allegations very seriously.

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1/16/2019

article George Lopez coming to Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Get ready for Winter Friends Weekend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel! On Friday and Saturday, kids can head to the lobby and make Penguin Crafts...

1/9/2019

press release Josh Turner & Scotty McCreery coming to Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Who’s hungry? Try new flavors in the New Year with Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel’s Tex-Mex family night package! Sundays through Thursdays in the month...

1/6/2019

article Did Zinke lie to Interior investigators? Feds want to know
(Washington D.C.) -- A day after a report surfaced that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under scrutiny for potentially lying to investigators in his own...

12/29/2018

article County building to receive security update
(Michigan) -- The Arenac County Building is looking to beef up its security by increasing the number of cameras in the building and implementing an ID key-card lock...

12/23/2018

article Isabella Co. gets Tribe disbursement
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, dispersing funds derived from Class III gaming at its properties:...

12/16/2018

article Donations help shelter meet holiday needs
(Michigan) -- Erik Rodriguez got a call one day from Fabian Cantu with the Tribal fire department. Cantu said that a few of the members were talking amongst themselves...

12/2/2018

article City, Tribe approve agreement about former Mt. Pleasant Center land
(Michigan) -- An historic agreement between Mt. Pleasant and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been approved, a crucial step in determining the future of the former...

10/26/2018

article Soaring Eagle to host job fair Nov. 6
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort will host a community career fair on Nov. 6. Several companies will look for prospective employees in the ballroom of the...

10/24/2018

press release Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Community Job Fair
(Michigan) -- The Human Resources Department of the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has announced it will hold a COMMUNITY Career Fair from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday,...

10/21/2018

article Tribal officials cite revenue decline, transfer funds to cover member payments
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal officials have authorized a transfer of funds to cover per capita payments to members through 2019 to offset anticipated...

10/15/2018

article OP/ED: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's program shows support, compassion for sexual assault survivors
(Michigan) -- Last week, we published several stories about sexual assault. One of those stories highlighted a program that was created to help survivors as they seek...

9/21/2018

article Isabella County sends tribal 2 percent requests for second 2018 cycle
(Michigan) -- Isabella County departments will submit two requests for 2 percent funding dollars from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe this fall after commissioners...
article Isabella County sends tribal 2 percent requests for second 2018 cycle
(Michigan) -- Isabella County departments will submit two requests for 2 percent funding dollars from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe this fall after commissioners...

9/13/2018

article Casino uncovers credit card fraud scheme
(Michigan) -- A Battle Creek man, Barbarito Delgado Ramos, 51 of Battle Creek is behind bars in Isabella County on charges of using a fraudulent credit card at the...

9/12/2018

article Rates for Standish Twp.-Saginaw Chippewa water deal released
(Michigan) -- As part of the newly formed deal between Standish Township and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the township will pay the tribe $10.81 per every 1,000...

9/11/2018

article Multi-casino crime enterprise uncovered as police investigate credit card fraud at Soaring Eagle
(Wisconsin) -- Work between a Saginaw Chippewa detective and others investigating scams at another casino have landed one man in jail. A report of fraudulent credit card...

9/7/2018

article Saginaw Indian Tribe 'restores dignity' to remains from UMich museum
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan recommitted one of its ancestors back to the earth, almost 50 years after the remains were found on private...

9/6/2018

article Standish Twp. strikes 40-year water deal with Saginaw Chippewa tribe
(Michigan) -- Capping off a process that has been years in the making, Standish Township has reached a contract with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to supply water...

9/5/2018

article Big changes at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
(Michigan) -- eightWest got a chance to see all the new changes happening at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort . The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe held a grand opening to...

9/4/2018

article Tribal member payments to be based on actual gaming revenue
(Michigan) -- Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will receive lowered payouts based on actual gaming revenue beginning in October, as officials seek ways to...

9/1/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resorts unveils new renovations
(Michigan) -- A new sports bar, nightclub, VIP lounge, and a high steaks gaming area are some of the new additions to Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The Mt. Pleasant...

8/31/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Nears Completion Of Large Casino, Resort Renovation
(Michigan) -- Mount Pleasant’s eagle is soaring as the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opens three new venues at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. One phase of the $26.5...
article Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen he met on Grindr
(Michigan) -- A Gratiot County man has admitted in federal court to having sexually assaulted a teenage boy he met via a social networking app.

8/30/2018

article See Soaring Eagle Casino's $26.5 million renovation
(Michigan) -- A new sports bar and night club, luxury high-limit gaming area and VIP lounge for "diamond" players are some of the recent additions to Soaring...

8/29/2018

article Soaring Eagle opening ASCEND bar/night club
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is having a grand opening ceremony to celebrate Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort's newest features including a state...

8/24/2018

article Soaring Eagle Announces The Grand Opening Of Ascend
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is having a grand opening ceremony to celebrate Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s newest features including a...
article Mount Pleasant man pleads guilty to molesting sleeping child
(Michigan) -- After some hedging, a 57-year-old Mount Pleasant man admitted in federal court to having sexually molested a young girl as she was sleeping one night...

8/7/2018

article 5-story hotel rising at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
(Michigan) -- Construction continues on a new hotel and building addition at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, although the project will take until 2019 to complete.

7/10/2018

article ICHS continues lecture series with discussion on Chippewa history
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal History and Contemporary Society is the next presentation in the Iosco County Historical Society (ICHS) Lugene Daniels Lecture...

6/27/2018

article By the numbers: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College has lowest tuition for Michigan’s 2-year schools
(Michigan) -- Michigan residents pay $2,040 to attend Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College – the lowest tuition among two-year schools in the state, according to a...

6/1/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s EDC Invests in Sports Tech Company
(Michigan) -- The Migizi Economic Development Company, a wholly-owned governmental subdivision of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) in collaboration with the SCIT...

4/25/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe earns tourism honor
(Michigan) -- The Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau honored the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe as the 2018 William Brehm Tourism Award recipient this week...

4/18/2018

article Gratiot/Isabella United Way campaign raises $1.1 million
(Michigan) -- More than $1 million was raised in the recent fundraising effort for United Way of Isabella and Gratiot Counties. Community residents donated $1,108,345 to...

4/6/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino Offers New Features
(Michigan) -- Gamblers will find big changes at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Chief Executive Officer Ray Brenny says a $26.5 million investment is offering a new high limit...

4/5/2018

article New high limit gaming and VIP lounge to debut today at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
(Michigan) -- After the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe broke ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its flagship Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount...
article Soaring Eagle's new High Limit Gaming and VIP Lounge set to open April 6
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino will unveil its new High Limit gaming and VIP Lounge at 3 p.m. on April 6 with a ceremonial opening. Kristina Griffus, the advertising...

4/4/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe debuts first phase of major casino renovation
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is getting ready to debut the first phase of a $26.5 million casino renovation project. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in...
article Grand Opening of Soaring Eagle's high limits and VIP lounge
(Michigan) -- The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s renovation “Phase One” is coming to fruition ahead of schedule. On April 6, 2018, the new High...
article Soaring Eagle plans grand opening for high limits, VIP lounge
(Michigan) -- The first phase of Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort’s renovation is coming to fruition ahead of schedule with the unveiling of its new high limit...

4/1/2018

press release Craft Your Team for the Chippewa Challenge
(Michigan) -- A surprise donation, online bidding in the annual silent auction and a perfect day for golf led to a record-shattering night for the Chippewa Challenge in...

3/27/2018

article City Commission discusses city updates, fund allocations: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe funds
(Michigan) -- Semi-annually, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe distributes two percent of its funds from class III gaming from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and...

3/23/2018

article Multimillion-dollar hotel makeover coming to Soaring Eagle property
(Michigan) -- A Mount Pleasant hotel owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover and a new name. The Green Suites, located at...
article Soaring Eagle hiring 200 seasonal staffers for summer concert series
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hiring seasonal staff for its 2018 summer concert series. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe officials announced the more...
article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Brings Kids Closer to Bilingualism
(Michigan) -- What seems like an ordinary preschool is actually an immersion in language. The Sasiwaans Immersion School was born out of a 2008 resolution by the Saginaw...

3/10/2018

article Tribe turning Green Suites into The Retreat at Soaring Eagle
(Michigan) -- Green Suites – a longtime mix of motel and apartment complex northeast of Mt. Pleasant – will be remodeled this summer, get a new name and have...

1/21/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispels rumors about Hepatitis A and casino
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is not connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, MLive reports. The tribe began offering the Hepatitis A vaccine to all...

1/18/2018

article Officials: No hepatitis A outbreak at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant
(Michigan) -- Officials at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort want residents to know it is not associated in any way with an outbreak of hepatitis A.There is no hepatitis A...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispels rumors about Hepatitis A and casino
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is not connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, MLive reports. The tribe began offering the Hepatitis A vaccine to all...

1/17/2018

article Hepatitis A outbreak in SE Michigan not associated with Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Officials with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort aim to dispel a rumor regarding an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak in...
article Mich. Tribe Gets $213K In Atty Fees In Blue Cross Suit
(Michigan) -- A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday awarded about $213,000 in attorneys’ costs and fees to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of Michigan, adding to...

1/16/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort hosting hiring fair for 120 jobs
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is planning a hiring fair on Wednesday with hopes of filling 120 positions.

12/6/2017

article CMU alumnus elected Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe chief
(Michigan) -- Ronald Ekdahl, of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council, will be serving as the Tribe’s newly elected chief for the 2017-2019 term.
article Ronald Ekdahl Becomes Chief of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Elect was sworn in Tuesday December 5, 2017, at the December General Council Meeting. Judge Patrick Shannon...

11/15/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has Donated Over $245 Million Since 1994 to Local Governments & Schools
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, funds derived from Class III gaming, at its properties Soaring Eagle...

11/10/2017

article Tribe got $294 million from slots last year; schools biggest recipient
(Michigan) -- Slot machines took in $294 million for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in 2016 and Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, which received $1 million last year, was...

11/9/2017

article Investment manager defrauded tribe of $9.6 million in commissions, panel says
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was recently ordered to pay the tribe more than $9 million in commission money he...

11/3/2017

article Investment manager bilked Tribe for $9 million in commissions
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was ordered last week to repay more than $9 million he obtained fraudulently by “...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to break ground in Jan. on casino renovation
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan will break ground in January on its $26.5 million renovation of its flagship casino. Guests at the Soaring Eagle...

11/1/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to begin $26.5 million renovation of flagship casino in Jan.
(Michigan) -- In January 2018, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will reportedly break ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its Soaring Eagle Casino...
article Timeline for $26.5 million renovation at Soaring Eagle Casino is revised
(Michigan) -- The timeline for a $26.5 million renovation planned for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has been revised, with construction now slated to begin in...

10/8/2017

article Tribal family’s disenrollment overturned
(Michigan) -- Sharon Cole and her family fervently hope that the long journey that started years ago is finally over. After years of the ups and downs of being kicked...

9/27/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal PD issues all-clear following lockdown
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Administration received an all-clear confirmation from the Tribal Police Department. A shooting incident in the area of...

9/24/2017

article Isabella ranks Tribal requests
(Michigan) -- Money for body cameras for the sheriff’s department and funding for the commission on aging are two of the highest ranked requests Isabella County...

9/21/2017

article Chippewa Tribe shares details on Tawas Lake property purchase
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has issued a press release regarding their recent purchase of 902 acres of land, including a little more than one mile of...

9/15/2017

article Land along local lake reverts back to Saginaw tribe
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan has re-acquired 902 acres of land that includes a little over a mile of lake frontage.The acquisition was...

9/13/2017

article Tawas Lake land purchase deemed culturally significant for Chippewa
(Michigan) -- In what he referred to as a huge win for the tribe, Erik Rodriguez said the recent purchase of property on Tawas Lake by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe...

7/31/2017

article Soaring Eagle Casino cleared for $26.5 million renovation
(Michigan) -- A recent vote by the Tribal Council of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will see its flagship casino undergo a $26.5 million renovation....

7/29/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves $26.5 million renovation at main casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is embarking on a second gaming expansion project. According to news reports, tribal council approved a $26.5 million renovation...

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