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Fond du Lac Band appeals order to share casino revenue

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a federal judge’s decision that could require it to make an estimated $14 million in back payments to the city of Duluth.

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4/26/2016

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8/1/2015

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7/30/2015

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7/29/2015

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7/28/2015

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6/7/2015

article City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case
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6/5/2015

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6/1/2015

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5/10/2015

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4/2/2014

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3/13/2014

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1/3/2014

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12/21/2013

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12/19/2013

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12/18/2013

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11/7/2013

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11/5/2013

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11/3/2013

article Fond du Lac tribe’s leader stands firm in casino fight with Duluth
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10/9/2013

article Court orders Fond du Lac band to pay Duluth $10.4M in unpaid rent
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10/8/2013

article Court: Fond du Lac Band owes city of Duluth $12.4 million
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4/16/2013

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4/13/2013

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3/3/2013

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3/1/2013

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2/28/2013

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2/27/2013

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2/20/2013

article Court denies Duluth request for review of Fond-du-Luth Casino decision
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2/16/2013

article Reader's view: Fond du Lac Band should recognize importance of good relationships
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2/14/2013

article Reader's view: Duluth should get rid of Fond-du-Luth Casino
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2/8/2013

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2/5/2013

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1/26/2013

article Reader’s view: Closing Fond-du-Luth Casino would be best for everyone
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1/21/2013

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1/20/2013

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1/18/2013

article Court of Appeals rules against city of Duluth’s claim to casino profits
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1/16/2013

article Indian Casino Given a Pass on Withheld Rent
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1/15/2013

article Duluth loses appeal over downtown casino payments worth $12.4 million
(Minnesota) -- Duluth officials will appeal an appeals court ruling in the downtown casino case that went against them and could cost $12 million.
article Duluth loses casino appeal in dispute with tribe
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1/14/2013

article Appeals court reverses Duluth's $12 million victory over casino
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article Casino Contract Between Duluth and Fond du Lac Band Void, Court Rules
(Minnesota) -- In what Duluth Mayor Don Ness called "devastating news for the residents and taxpayers of the city," a three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit...
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article Court upholds ending casino payments to Duluth
(Minnesota) -- A federal appeals panel agrees the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa no longer has to give the city of Duluth a cut of its casino profits.
article Judge's ruling favors Fond du Lac Band over City of Duluth
(Minnesota) -- The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling requiring the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to make an...

1/2/2013

article Duluth: Casino plan's not dead yet (it's just not moving)
(Minnesota) -- It's been nearly a year since tourism leaders in Duluth floated the idea of a waterfront casino, and though the idea never went anywhere, officials...

12/31/2012

article Whatever happened to...? The idea of building a new casino on Duluth’s waterfront?
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11/13/2012

article Duluth and Fond du Lac Band Argue Appeals at 8th Circuit U.S. Court
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9/27/2012

article Reader's view: Duluth should close casino and share the pain
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9/15/2012

article Duluth seeks new plan to pay for street work
(Minnesota) -- Faced with the harsh reality that Duluth’s long-term source of funding for street improvements may be gone forever, city leaders are searching for a...

8/27/2012

article Councilors OK Spending $250K more on Duluth Casino Fight
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6/23/2012

article Reader's view: Potholes highlight unfairness of casino dispute
(Minnesota) -- Clank! Clunk! Bump! Pow! Yow, potholes! Driving toward home via Woodland Avenue and Pleasant View Road, I couldn’t help but think of Steve Lindstrom...

6/15/2012

article Local view: Tribal casinos hold a stacked deck
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6/10/2012

article Fond du Lac Band to choose leader amid legal battle
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6/9/2012

article Fond du Lac / Duluth legal disputes
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6/8/2012

article Fond du Lac Band 'Willing' to Discuss Relationship with Duluth
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5/24/2012

article Duluth's attempt to block tribal hotel fails
(Minnesota) -- A district court judge has rejected an attempt by the city of Duluth to block the Fond du Lac Band from using a downtown hotel for its casino operations.

5/23/2012

article City of Duluth loses another round in court over casino
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5/16/2012

article Department of Interior Cancels Fond du Luth Lease
(Minnesota) -- Federal action has terminated a lease agreement between the City of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band regarding the Fond du Luth Casino.
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(Minnesota) -- The City of Duluth tells Eyewitness News it's too early to speculate what will come of the Fond du Luth casino, following a Department of Interior...
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5/15/2012

article Interior Department calls Duluth's casino contract invalid
(Minnesota) -- The city of Duluth’s efforts to hold on to a casino revenue-sharing agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have been dealt...

4/19/2012

article City argues to block expansion of tribal land in downtown Duluth
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4/6/2012

article City sues tribe over downtown Duluth casino expansion
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3/29/2012

article Feds threaten to cancel Duluth's casino lease
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3/28/2012

article Letter to Duluth mayor may complicate casino battle
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3/27/2012

article Fond-du-Luth Casino Comm Faces 10 Day Deadline to Save Lease Agreement.
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2/16/2012

article Chairwoman says Fond du Lac Band made ‘great inroads’ in 2011
(Minnesota) -- The year 2011 was a successful one for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on economic, community and cultural fronts, Chairwoman Karen Diver...

2/15/2012

article Duluth casino fight foreboding for gambling expansion efforts?
(Minnesota) -- There’s a highly relevant story by Jennifer Brooks of the Strib on the pitfalls of expanded casino gambling: “Duluth ceded a crumbling square...

2/14/2012

article Legal fight in Duluth may tell if casinos are a sucker's bet
(Minnesota) -- Twenty-six years ago, a city and a tribe took a gamble. Duluth ceded a crumbling square block in the middle of downtown to the Fond du Lac Band of the...

2/10/2012

article Lux: If Block E gets casino, Duluth probably won't
(Minnesota) -- Block E developer Bob Lux is touring the state to drum up support for a casino at Block E. In Duluth, he had an unusual sales pitch: If Minneapolis gets a...

1/29/2012

article In long history, city once fought for Fond-du-Luth Casino
(Minnesota) -- While the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have spent the past few years quarreling over the Fond-du-Luth Casino’s...

1/21/2012

article Reader's view: Everyone seems to want a slice of casino money
(Minnesota) -- I believe Duluth Mayor Don Ness should back off with regard to the Fond-du-Luth Casino. The city has benefited from the casino for the last 25 years.

1/19/2012

article Fond du Lac chair sees double standard in Duluth casino idea
(Minnesota) -- An idea to open a casino at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center suggests the city may have a double standard about gambling when it comes to taking...

1/18/2012

article DECC pitches Canal Park casino
(Minnesota) -- A waterfront casino might be in the works for Canal Park. Dan Russell, executive director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, said he is...

1/17/2012

article Duluth details objections to Fond du Lac Band's plans to expand downtown reservation
(Minnesota) -- Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson fired off a letter Friday detailing the city's objections to a proposed expansion of the land the Fond du Lac Band...
article Fond du Lac's Application to Expand Trust Land Draws Criticism from City
(Minnesota) -- Duluth leaders are strongly against Fond du Lac's application to place more land in trust in downtown Duluth and they've sent a letter letting the...

1/16/2012

article Fond du Lac Band wants to expand downtown reservation
(Minnesota) -- City Attorney Gunnar Johnson fired off a letter Friday detailing the city’s objections to a proposed expansion of the land the Fond du Lac Band of...

1/7/2012

article Mayor threatens to shut down casino
(Minnesota) -- The mayor of Duluth is threatening to shut down the local Indian casino if an agreement cannot be reached on revenue sharing.
article Reader's view: Duluth should petition state for gaming license
(Minnesota) -- I totally support the rights of Native Americans to act in their best interest. It’s what they need to do. I also support the idea that the city of...

1/6/2012

article City Exploring Options with Struggling Fond du Lac Band Relationship
(Minnesota) -- Mayor Don Ness and city attorney Gunnar Johnson delivered a presentation Thursday on the city’s rights and options after a judge ruled the...
article City Outlines Casino Options
(Minnesota) -- Mayor Don Ness and City Attorney Gunnar Johnson gave a presentation on Thursday, about the future of the Fond-du-Luth casino.
article Mayor threatens to halt gambling at downtown Duluth casino (with videos)
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness upped the ante Thursday, threatening to shut down the Fond-du-Luth Casino if the city is unable to negotiate a new profit-sharing...
article Pusing for a State-Operated Casino in Duluth
(Minnesota) -- As the city battles the casino contract in court, they're also working on another front. The Minnesota Legislature has been talking about the...

1/5/2012

article Ness: One option is to halt gaming at Fond-du-Luth (with video)
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness said the city of Duluth is considering the possibility of halting all gaming at Fond-du-Luth Casino among other options as it seeks...

12/30/2011

article Fond du Lac Band Notice of Appeal
(Minnesota) -- A notice of appeal has been filed by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, over the recent ruling concerning their casino lease payments to the...

12/22/2011

article Duluth, Ojibwe at odds over ruling on casino payment
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe and the city of Duluth are both appealing a recent court decision that ends an agreement over the tribe's downtown Fond...
article Fond du Lac Application Causes Confusion for City of Duluth
(Minnesota) -- It's been a tense week between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac band. The band appealed a federal judge's decision over casino's backed...
article Fond du Lac Band appeals casino revenue sharing ruling
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is appealing a ruling that could require it to pay the city of Duluth an estimate $14 million in casino...
article Fond du Lac Band wants reservation expansion
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is asking federal officials to expand its reservation to include a hotel it owns in Duluth.

12/21/2011

article Fond du Lac Band appeals order to share casino revenue
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a federal judge’s decision that could require it to make an...
article Fond du Lac Band, City Appeal Payment Ruling
(Minnesota) -- Both the Fond du Lac Band and the City of Duluth have filed a notice of appeal for the recent ruling that came down regarding payments over the downtown...
article Fond du Lac Band, City File Appeals Over Casino Profits
(Minnesota) -- The battle over casino profits continues in the city of Duluth. The Duluth News Tribune reports the Fond du Lac Band filed an appeal Wednesday challenging...

12/20/2011

article Fond du Lac Band wants to add Carter Hotel to reservation
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has applied for federal permission to increase the size of its reservation property within Duluth —...

12/8/2011

article Reader's view: Fond du Lac Band should pay city what it owes
(Minnesota) -- Duluthians should be angry about the Fond du Lac Band not paying what it is contractually obligated to pay under the deal that opened the Fond-du-Luth...

12/6/2011

article Duluth City Council: Casino money decline sparks bonding debate
(Minnesota) -- Duluth’s 2012 bonding plan sparked a City Council debate Monday about the wisdom of continuing to spend down casino reserves.

12/5/2011

article City Council Has Closed Meeting About Casino Litigation
(Minnesota) -- The City Council voted in favor of closing their Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. The topic on the agenda: casino litigation.
article Duluth trust fund down to $22 million with latest street repair payment
(Minnesota) -- Duluth’s 2012 bonding plan sparked a City Council debate Monday about the wisdom of continuing to spend down casino reserves.

12/1/2011

article Ness: 'We Don't Want the Casino to be Shut Down'
(Minnesota) -- The City of Duluth is evaluating its next steps in a long-running dispute over the Fond du Luth Casino. Last week, a federal judge made a ruling against...

11/30/2011

article Possible Closure on the Horizon for Fond du Luth Casino
(Minnesota) -- Last week's ruling from a Federal judge, that stopped payments to the city from the Fond du Luth Casino, could have serious consequences for the future of...

11/24/2011

article High Stakes Battle: Part Three
(Minnesota) -- Over the past 25 years the Fond du Luth Casino in downtown Duluth has paid off "big time" for the city. From paving streets, to pulling the city...
article Our view: City, band both benefit from casino cooperation
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band may have prevailed this week, mostly, in the latest twist of the ongoing tussle with the city over tribal-run gambling in downtown...

11/22/2011

article After Losing Future Casino Profits, Mayor Ness Says Street Repairs Could Suffer
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness says the city is considering an appeal to a federal judge's ruling involving shared revenues from the Fond du Luth Casino.
article Duluth Mayor Responds to Federal Court Ruling
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness spoke out Tuesday following a devastating ruling by a federal judge. The judge ruled the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...
article Federal Ruling Ends High Stakes Battle over Casino Money
(Minnesota) -- There's been a major decision in a multi–million dollar, high stakes court battle, between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Reservation.
article Fond du Luth Casino: Following the Money
(Minnesota) -- Since its doors opened the Fond du Luth Casino in downtown Duluth has generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

11/21/2011

article Courts Rule in Favor of Fond du Lac Band
(Minnesota) -- The federal courts have ruled that the Fond du Lac Band does not need to pay the city any future payments, for the lease for the Fond-du-Luth casino....
article Federal Courts Rule in Favor of Fond Du Lac Band
(Minnesota) -- A federal court ruling could put the city of Duluth in a major financial jam. On Monday, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Fond du Lac Band, saying a...
article High Stakes Battle: Part One
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Luth Casino has been a cash cow for the city of Duluth paying out millions of dollars, but the cash strapped city may soon find itself...
article Judge ends casino payments to Duluth
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa no longer has to make payments to the city of Duluth for the right to...
article Judge's ruling in Duluth casino spat means millions for Fond du Lac Band
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has prevailed in its long-running dispute with the city of Duluth over revenue-sharing from the tribe's...

8/31/2011

article City of Duluth Heads to Federal Court Over Casino Money
(Minnesota) -- The on–going dispute between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reaches the federal courts.
article Fond du Lac Band Asks Court to Take Back Consent On Casino Contract with City
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band is continueing its legal battle against a contract with the city of Duluth, signed in 1994, promising to share part of the proceeds...
article Tens of millions at stake in spat between Duluth, casino
(Minnesota) -- A long-running and contentious dispute between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is back in federal court, where a...

8/29/2011

article Councilors Approve More Casino Litigation Expenses, Discuss Budget
(Minnesota) -- Payments to the law firm, Maki & Overom, which is representing the city in the lawsuit against the Fond du Luth Casino, will continue. Monday night...
article Duluth City Council Approves More than $1-Million To Fight For Casino Profits
(Minnesota) -- Duluth street maintenance could also be reduced, due in part to fewer casino profit dollars. Monday the City Council voted to spend another $300,000 to...
article Legal costs in Duluth’s casino court battle passes $1 million
(Minnesota) -- The cost of Duluth’s ongoing legal battle with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa continues to mount. On Monday, the Duluth City Council...

8/28/2011

article Fond du Lac band, Duluth back in court this week over casino payments
(Minnesota) -- Casino contract talks between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have been on hold since the National Indian Gaming...

7/25/2011

article Trial Over Fond du Luth Casino Profits Postponed
(Minnesota) -- A continuation was issued in the federal court case between the City of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band over casino profits.

7/14/2011

article Gaming Commission latest organization to enter Fond du Luth casino legal dispute
(Minnesota) -- The casino contract between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa violates gaming laws, according to a notice filed...
article Our view: Casino compromise a win-win for city, band
(Minnesota) -- The deal that allowed a tribal casino to open and operate in the middle of downtown Duluth (unheard of!) has been quite the boon for the city and for the...

7/13/2011

article NIGC issues NOV on 1994 Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement
(Minnesota) -- Better late than never -- the National Indian Gaming Commission has issued a notice of violation to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians...
article NIGC Says Tribal-City Revenue Share Illegal
(Minnesota) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission ruled this week that a contentious lease and revenue-sharing agreement between the city of Duluth, Minnesota, and...

7/12/2011

article Arbitration Between Duluth, FDL Band On Hold
(Minnesota) -- Arbitration between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa over a casino payment dispute is on hold. The suspension comes...
article City’s contract with casino called illegal
(Minnesota) -- The casino contract between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa violates gaming laws, according to a notice filed...
article Contract Violations Put Contract Talks On Hold Between Duluth and Fond du Lac Band
(Minnesota) -- The United States regulatory agency responsible for overseeing Indian gaming has found three violations in the contract between the City of Duluth and the...

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