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Ho-Chunk Nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit

The Ho-Chunk Nation is urging a federal judge to reject a rival tribe's lawsuit tribe seeking to halt the Ho-Chunk's plans to expand a northern Wisconsin casino.

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6/24/2017

article Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig Signs with Milwaukee Bucks for Chance for NBA Spot
(Wisconsin) -- Bronson Koenig, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and former standout Wisconsin Badger basketball star, has agreed to sign a two-way contract with...

6/17/2017

article Bronson Koenig Works Out with L.A. Clippers and Houston Rockets, Lakers to follow
(Wisconsin) -- Over a four-year college basketball career, Ho-Chunk point guard Bronson Koenig became one of the most decorated players in Wisconsin Badgers basketball...

6/5/2017

article New Ho-Chunk Nation sign greets passers-by on Milwaukee in Jefferson Park
(Illinois) -- The Chicago branch office of the Ho-Chunk Nation at 4738 N. Milwaukee Ave. has become more visible to passers-by thanks to the recent installation of a new...

5/21/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk filed a brief Thursday contending that the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' preliminary injunction demand is an extraordinary remedy...
article Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig Injures Left Ankle in Pre-draft Workout with Milwaukee Bucks
(Wisconsin) -- Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) was sidelined on Thursday because he rolled his left ankle during a pre-draft workout with the Milwaukee Bucks.

5/20/2017

article Dispute Continues Over Wittenberg Gaming Facility
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho Chunk Indians have urged a federal court to let the tribe continue an expansion of its small casino near Wittenberg. The nearby Stockbridge Munsee...

5/19/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is urging a federal judge to reject a rival tribe's lawsuit tribe seeking to halt the Ho-Chunk's plans to expand a northern...
article Ho-Chunk Nation Urges Judge to Reject Casino Lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is pushing back against a rival tribe's lawsuit seeking to halt the Ho-Chunk's plans to expand a northern Wisconsin casino,...

5/16/2017

article Ho Chunk completes first phase of casino upgrade
(Wisconsin) -- Ho Chunk Casino has a new area for gamers to enjoy. The casino held a ceremony May 11 to celebrate the first phase of its upgrade project. “I am...

5/5/2017

article Neitzel: The state has an obligation to uphold the tribal compacts
(Wisconsin) -- In 2003, the Ho-Chunk Nation signed a compact with the state of Wisconsin that allows for expanded gaming in Wittenberg. The terms of the Ho-Chunk Nation...

5/3/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation and BRMH join forces on drug testing
(Wisconsin) -- A new program recently sprung up as a partnership between the Ho-Chunk Nation and the Black River Falls Memorial Hospital to cover a need in the community...

4/23/2017

article Wisconsin Tribes Clash in Casino Expansion Fight
(Wisconsin) -- At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern...

4/21/2017

article Ho-Chunk: Casino lawsuit is damaging inter-tribal relations
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation issued a sharply worded rebuke Thursday to a lawsuit seeking to block its casino expansion in Shawano County, saying the dispute is...

4/18/2017

article New Madison City Council seated, including first Native American member Arvina Martin
(Wisconsin) -- Madison City Council members took the oath of office at a noontime ceremony Tuesday at the City-County Building. New Ald. Arvina Martin won a race for an...

4/9/2017

article Wisconsin casino fight with Ho-Chunk, Stockbridge-Munsee centers on key date
(Wisconsin) -- The fate of a casino expansion in Shawano County could hinge on a dispute over how long the Ho-Chunk Nation has had possession of the site.

3/25/2017

article Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin Stunned in Sweet 16 By Florida Buzzer Beater
(Wisconsin) -- Koenig (Ho-Chunk) helped his team rally from an 8-point deficit with 1 minute and 44 seconds in regulation. His 13 points helped the Badgers to prolong...

3/23/2017

article Tribe questions state review of Ho-Chunk expansion
(Wisconsin) -- An American Indian tribe is questioning why Gov. Scott Walker’s administration isn’t applying the same criteria to a northern Wisconsin casino...

3/21/2017

article Tribe questions state review of Ho-Chunk expansion
(Wisconsin) -- An American Indian tribe is questioning why Gov. Scott Walker's administration isn't applying the same criteria to a northern Wisconsin casino...

3/12/2017

article Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe Speaks Out
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe has stated that they will not be paying the state the nearly one million dollars in revenue payments as a protest to the Ho-...

3/9/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation Responds to Rival Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation claims that their expansion plans for their Wittenberg casino are well within legal boundaries, despite claims to the contrary from...
article Wisconsin tribe defends Project Forward casino expansion project
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe, now most well-known as the Ho-Chunk Nation, has responded to numerous claims from the rival Stockbridge-Munsee Band Of...

2/27/2017

article Appling: Hope for a dollar?
(Wisconsin) -- “Where else can you buy hope for a dollar?” This sad statement from gamblers shows the level of desperation too many reach in trying to secure...

1/25/2017

article EDITORIAL: Casino expansion objections sound familiar
(Wisconsin) -- A news item jumped out at us Monday due to the familiarity of its storyline: One of Wisconsin’s American Indian tribes wants to expand its casino...

1/24/2017

article Ho-Chunk casino could draw $37 million from other casinos
(Wisconsin) -- A study found an expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino in northern Wisconsin could draw $37 million a year from other American Indian tribes that own casinos...
article Study predicts Wisconsin tribes to lose out from Project Forward
(Wisconsin) -- In Wisconsin, a new economic impact study commissioned by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band Of Mohican Indians has reportedly found that the casino-operating...

1/23/2017

article Lawsuit threatened over casino expansion
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin could take legal action over an expansion of another tribe's casino. A new economic study shows the...

1/22/2017

article Study finds Ho-Chunk expansion could draw $37 million from other casinos
(Wisconsin) -- A Ho-Chunk casino expansion in northern Wisconsin would draw $37 million in gambling revenue per year from other tribes, according to an economic impact...
article Wisconsin tribe says it could lose millions
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe says the expansion of another tribe’s casino will cost it millions of dollars and has assembled a national legal team in...

12/26/2016

article Brother vs. Brother vs. Red Tape
(Wisconsin) -- American Indian opposition to a planned casino resort in rural Wisconsin illustrates the complexities facing federal, state and tribal regulators as...

12/9/2016

article City of Madison Honors Original Peoples with Official Ho-Chunk Day
(Wisconsin) -- From now on, the fourth Friday of November will officially be “Ho-Chunk Day” in Madison, Wisconsin. On November 22, 2016, Madison, Wisconsin...

12/1/2016

article BROWN: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- On Tuesday, November 23, 2016, the City of Madison Common Council adopted a resolution that would henceforth declare the fourth Friday of November “...

11/25/2016

article Friday is Ho-Chunk Day
(Wisconsin) -- It feels especially poignant this year to celebrate a holiday with such popular if not stereotypical connections to Native American culture in a post-...

11/23/2016

article Madison alders designate ‘Ho Chunk Nation Day’
(Wisconsin) -- The day after Thanksgiving has been designated as Ho Chunk Nation Day in Madison. Alder Denise DeMarb fought back tears as she read a resolution that...

10/26/2016

article Tribes object to Ho-Chunk casino expansion
(Wisconsin) -- A small northern Wisconsin Native American tribe is raising alarm about another tribe’s expansion of a once-limited gambling hall into a larger...

10/21/2016

article Other tribes oppose Wittenberg expansion
(Wisconsin) -- Two Wisconsin tribes are worried plans for an expanded Ho-Chunk casino in Wittenberg will take away from their gaming sites. The Stockbridge-Munsee and...

10/20/2016

article Tribes challenge expansion of Ho-Chunk casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has some big plans for its land of highway 45 in Wittenberg. "This is just to fulfill what we planned for from the beginning,...
article Tribes object to Ho-Chunk casino expansion in Shawano County
(Wisconsin) -- Two Wisconsin Indian tribes, including a small northern band, are raising concerns about another tribe’s expansion of a once-limited gambling hall...
article Two Wisconsin tribes object to Ho-Chunk Wittenberg casino expansion
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin’s expansion of its Wittenberg casino has raised concerns with two other Indian tribes in the state who say that it...
article Walker Says He Legally Can't Prevent Ho-Chunk's Casino Expansion
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said there's legally nothing he or his administration can do to prevent the Ho-Chunk Nation from expanding its casino in central...

10/19/2016

article How much revenue do casinos generate?
(Wisconsin) -- Since the advent of tribal casino gambling, the state of Wisconsin, perhaps more than any other in the nation, is a state inundated by Las Vegas-style...
article Two Wisconsin Tribes Oppose Ho-Chunk Casino Expansion
(Wisconsin) -- Some Wisconsin tribes have asked the state Department of Administration to block plans to expand a Ho-Chunk gaming hall into a larger casino with an...
article Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Casino Expansion Challenged by Rival Tribes
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion currently underway at its Wittenberg facility violates state gaming laws, so says the Stockbridge-Munsee...

10/18/2016

article Casino expansion raises objections
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration is not opposing the expansion of a Ho-Chunk Nation casino northwest of Green Bay, with critics saying that approach...

9/26/2016

article Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe breaks ground on Project Forward
(Wisconsin) -- After announcing its Project Forward expansion venture in mid-August, the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe has now broke ground on the development scheme for its...

9/24/2016

article Ho-Chunk Gaming breaks ground for expansion projects
(Wisconsin) -- Construction at three of Ho-Chunk Gaming’s sites is set to get under way after officials held groundbreaking ceremonies for the tribe’s $153...

9/21/2016

article Casino celebrates expansion with groundbreaking ceremony
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk nation is going forward with a $153 million expansion project involving three casinos around the state. Wednesday, one of those locations...

9/20/2016

article Ho-Chunk Gaming $153M expansion will include Dells property
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation’s Wisconsin-based gaming empire is expanding. The Nation on Monday announced a $153-million “casino expansion project...

9/12/2016

article Ho-Chunk hosted horse race in South Sioux City in effort to keep casino hopes alive
(Nebraska) -- In order to maintain its long-term goal and racing license, the new Atokad track in Sioux City hosted a brief, live, three-horse race on Saturday.

9/11/2016

article Atokad gallops back into South Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Atokad galloped back into South Sioux City Saturday with a three horse race. The new track-- that is owned by Ho-Chunk Inc.-- must hold at least one live race...

9/10/2016

article Ho-Chunk, Inc. hosts three-horse race at Atokad track in South Sioux City
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk, Inc. hosted a three-horse race at their Atokad race track in South Sioux City on Saturday evening. Three horses competed against each other and...

8/24/2016

article Ho-Chunk Gaming moves ahead with $153M expansions
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will begin $153 million in expansions and renovations at three of its casino locations starting next month. Ho-Chunk Gaming in Black...

8/23/2016

article Ho Chunk Nation puts $153 million into casino, hotel expansions
(Wisconsin) -- Ho Chunk nation Vice President Darren Brinegar says the tribe is set to begin construction on a $153 million hotel and casino expansion. “We're...

8/22/2016

article $153 million Ho-Chunk gaming expansion includes 120-room hotel in Black River Falls
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will begin $153 million in expansions and renovations at three casino locations, including Black River Falls, next month. Ho-Chunk...

8/19/2016

article Ho-Chunk to Grow Workforce With $153M Casino Expansion
(Wisconsin) -- Next month the Ho-Chunk Nation is diving into its "Project Forward" — a substantial expansion on its three casinos in Wisconsin.

8/18/2016

article Ho-Chunk adds hotels, expands casinos
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is adding hotels and expanding casinos in Wisconsin. The tribe begins a $153 million building project next month at its gaming...

8/17/2016

article Ho-Chunk to spend $153M for casino expansion, new hotels
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is planning to spend $153 million to expand three of its casino sites in Wisconsin, including the flagship casino in Wisconsin Dells....

8/16/2016

article Ho Chunk expanding at a $153 million cost, despite report of casino stagnation
(Wisconsin) -- While a recent report suggested that the casino gambling market has stagnated in Wisconsin, one tribe is planning A big expansion anyway.
article Ho-Chunk Nation announces casino expansions
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is planning to spend $153 million dollars to renovate and expand three casinos. Work on the “Project Forward” expansions...
article Ho-Chunk to expand Wittenberg casino, add hotel
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will renovate and expand three of its gaming facilities, including the Wittenberg location. The Black River Falls and Wisconsin Dells...

8/12/2016

article Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is now serving liquor at its gaming facility in Madison, Wisconsin. The tribe worked closely with the city of Madison on the license.

8/10/2016

article Pokemon game prompts Ho-Chunk Nation concerns
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is asking players of a new interactive Pokémon game to be cautious when participating near burial mounds. The Nation started receiving...

7/22/2016

article Ho-Chunk Nation Donates $25,000 to Flood-Ravaged Bad River Ojibwe
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is giving $25,000 to the Bad River Ojibwe, which was ravaged by flooding throughout Wisconsin that prompted Wisconsin Governor Scott...

7/11/2016

article Lake, creek renamed to honor Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- Water bodies located next to Pine View Campground on Fort McCoy's North Post have been renamed to Suukjak Sep Lake and Suukjak Sep Creek to honor the...

7/9/2016

article Keeping Ho-Chunk tradition alive through the arts
(Wisconsin) -- When it comes to keeping history alive, one could say it runs in Melanie Tallmadge Sainz’s blood. She practically grew up at the Winnebago Indian...

7/6/2016

article Keep The Money In Nebraska confident of referendum success
(Nebraska) -- In Nebraska, a pro-casino group that is collecting signatures in order to have a trio of referendums placed on the upcoming November presidential ballot...

7/5/2016

article 3rd time, possible casino gamble vote on ballot
(Nebraska) -- It is round three in the fight to bring casino gambling to the Cornhusker state. And this time, supporters believe voters are ready to approve. “I...

7/2/2016

article Invictus fuses food, heritage
(Wisconsin) -- A long tradition of hosting special events, educational food camps, as well as studying and teaching Ho-Chunk cultural food has spurred the opening of a...

6/25/2016

article Casino gambling proponent’s confident proposals will be added to ballot
(Nebraska) -- Keep the Money in Nebraska is a group of individuals who are in favor of allowing casino gambling to take place within the state of Nebraska. The group has...

6/23/2016

article Opponents, supporters betting that casino gambling proposals will be on the ballot in November
(Nebraska) -- With two weeks to go, backers of a petition to allow casino gambling in Nebraska expressed “supreme confidence” Wednesday that they will make...

6/12/2016

article Ho-Chunk Capital adds manager
(Iowa) -- Patricia Wojcik recently joined Ho-Chunk Capital as community manager of Siouxland real estate developments. Ho-Chunk Capital directs all investments for Ho-...

6/11/2016

article Nebraska gambling measure likely to qualify for the ballot
(Nebraska) -- A campaign to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks has gone better than expected for its supporters, who raised more than $1.1 million...

6/6/2016

article Nebraska casino ballot measure is on the road to success
(Nebraska) -- A group campaigning to bring non-tribal casino gambling to horseracing tracks in Nebraska has revealed that it is confident it will have collected enough...

6/5/2016

article Supporters of a campaign to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks say the effort is going well
(Nebraska) -- A campaign to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks has gone better than expected for its supporters, who raised more than $1.1 million...

5/15/2016

article Modular design used to build Ho-Chunk's upscale Dakota Dunes apartments
(Iowa) -- In a flash, construction-wise, the new Dakota 303 Ho-Chunk's apartments have been erected and a couple dozen potential tenants are already on the waiting...

5/6/2016

article Horse racing returns to Siouxland in September
(Nebraska) -- Both Ho Chunk and the city of South Sioux City say it's an exciting opportunity, bringing horse racing back to Siouxland will help keep the money flow...
article Nebraska board OKs South Sioux City horse racing project
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators have approved plans for a horse track and simulcast wagering facility at the site of the former Atokad Downs in South Sioux City. On...

5/5/2016

article South Sioux City horse track wins state approval
(Nebraska) -- Live parimutuel horse racing is returning to South Sioux City. The Nebraska Racing Commission on Thursday granted a state license for the proposed South...

5/1/2016

article Three Rivers Traditional Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture
(Wisconsin) -- The La Crosse Area Three Rivers Traditional Pow Wow is a social gathering showing off every aspect of the Ho-Chunk culture. The annual event, hosted by...

4/23/2016

article Keep the Money in Nebraska nears $1 million in fight to get casino gambling at horse racing tracks
(Nebraska) -- Proponents of allowing casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks have raised nearly $1 million in their effort to place the issue on the November...

4/8/2016

article Ho-Chunk Casino donates 8,000 pounds of food to area food banks
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Dells and Adams food pantries were generously re-stocked Wednesday thanks to a large donation from the Ho-Chunk Casino.

4/4/2016

article Ho-Chunk plan to open South Sioux City race track with or without casino
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc., the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s economic development wing, is planning to build a sports bar and simulcast wagering center and short...

4/3/2016

article Nebraska governor renews objections to expanded gambling
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections to expanded gambling in Nebraska during a speech in South Sioux City, where a Native American tribe plans to open...
article Ricketts objects to gambling referendum
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections Friday to expanded gambling in Nebraska, warning a proposed ballot measure to legalize casinos would bump up the...

4/1/2016

article Ricketts objects to gambling referendum that could aid South Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts renewed his objections Friday to expanded gambling in Nebraska, warning a proposed ballot measure to legalize casinos would bump up the...

3/9/2016

article Horse Racing is set to return to the S Sioux City area where Ho-Chunk Inc. is building the new track
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc expects to break ground for a short-length thoroughbred racing track as early as this Spring. They aim to hold their first race this September...

3/8/2016

article Ho-Chunk modeling new horse track after Lincoln Race Course
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is moving forward with plans to build a short horse track, sports bar and...
article Ho-Chunk pitches plans for South Sioux City horse track, event center
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a short horse track, sports bar and simulcast wagering facility at the site of the former Atokad Downs...

3/1/2016

article Ho-Chunk Nation to apply for liquor license for Madison gaming property
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation operates several venues in the state of Wisconsin, including a casino gaming property in Madison. The tribe is currently preparing to...
article Ho-Chunk Nation Presents $5,000 Check in Support of Wisconsin Indian Education Association 2016 Annual Conference
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Indian Education Association’s (WIEA) annual conference, which will be held on April 1-2, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison,...

2/29/2016

article Ho-Chunk Nation to seek liquor license for Madison casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will soon seek permission to serve alcohol at its casino in southeast Madison, which would make it the city's biggest ongoing...

2/14/2016

article Winnebago Tribe faces opposition to Nebraska gaming initiative
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) joined efforts to oppose the expansion of gaming in the Cornhusker State. Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of...

2/13/2016

article Nebraska gambling opponents launch anti-casino campaign
(Nebraska) -- A coalition that has for years battled vigorously against allowing casinos in Nebraska will once again muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign to...

2/5/2016

article Ho-Chunk Homeless Vets Project Beats Federal Effort
(Wisconsin) -- The federal government recently announced grants of about $6 million for supportive housing for homeless Native veterans, touting an unusual collaboration...

1/31/2016

article Wisconsin tribe fights city hall over sacred burial mounds
(Wisconsin) -- A painting of French explorer Jean Nicolet hangs on the wall of State Senator Robert Cowles’ office here in the Wisconsin Capitol. It’s...

1/10/2016

article Tribes Unite against Desecration of Burial Mounds Legislation: Support Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The State of Wisconsin is currently considering legislation designated AB 620 that would permit the opening of pre-historic burial mounds for exploration...

1/6/2016

article Ho-Chunk set to rally against effigy mounds bill
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is organizing a rally at the state capitol next week to voice opposition to a bill that tribal leaders say endangers sacred Native...
article Proposed easing of effigy mounds preservation is expression of cultural disrespect
(Wisconsin) -- When it was first reported that state lawmakers were considering new, less restrictive rules for destroying sacred Indian mounds, we thought the proposal...

1/4/2016

article Thoroughbred wagering up in 2015
(Nebraska) -- Horse racing in Lincoln and Omaha finished 2015 on an up note. The Lincoln Race Course posted a 6 percent increase in wagering for 2015 over the previous...

12/8/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation wants sports complex at casino near Madison
(Wisconsin) -- Dan Brown, the executive manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, along with the Ho-Chunk Nation, is hoping to build a sports and entertainment complex at its...
article The Ho-Chunk followed all the rules for Native Americans in the 19th century — and the government still exiled them
(Minnesota) -- In 1855, a federal treaty moved the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) people from their reservation near Long Prairie to a site along the Blue Earth River. The Ho-...

12/5/2015

article Ho-Chunk Tribe looks to revitalize language
(Nebraska) -- There are few things that define a Native American tribe more than its language. That importance of language is one of the driving forces behind the Ho-...

12/3/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex
(Wisconsin) -- Next time you’re driving westbound on Interstate 94, near Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, picture this: a sprawling, state-of-the-art sports and...

11/28/2015

article Ho-Chunk Tribe looks to revitalize language
(Nebraska) -- There are few things that define a Native American tribe more than its language. That importance of language is one of the driving forces behind the Ho-...

11/13/2015

article Ho-Chunk, Winnebago Tribe receives Honoring Nations award
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and Ho-Chunk Inc. received an Honoring Nations award from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development in...

11/4/2015

article Gambling debate continues in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- It's a debate that's been going on for years. Now, one Nebraska group called Keep the Money in Nebraska says they're all in. "All the...

11/3/2015

article Anti-gaming group continues to fight gaming expansion in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- For two decades now, the group Gambling with the Good Life has been fighting efforts to expand gambling in Nebraska. The group is tied to religious leaders...

10/25/2015

article Two pro-gambling groups spat over use of name "Keep the Money in Nebraska"
(Nebraska) -- What’s in a name? Something, it appears, when it comes to two competing groups seeking expanded gambling in Nebraska.

10/24/2015

article Group pushing for casino gambling at state's horse tracks
(Nebraska) -- Vehicles marked with Nebraska license plates fill the parking lots at casinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa, not far from where Omaha attorney Scott Lautenbaugh...

10/15/2015

article Voters might decide casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks
(Nebraska) -- Supporters of expanded gambling in Nebraska will circulate petitions to place the issue on the November ballot next year. More than $250,000 has been...

10/14/2015

article Group starts collecting signatures to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks
(Nebraska) -- Backers of expanded gambling in Nebraska are launching their initiative petition drive with donations exceeding $250,000. $250,000. Almost all of the money...
article Signature gathering to start for gambling petitions
(Nebraska) -- A group that wants to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska race tracks is ready to start gathering signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot.

10/13/2015

article Group starts collecting signatures to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks
(Nebraska) -- Backers of expanded gambling in Nebraska announced Tuesday that they are ready to start hitting the streets to collect petition signatures. Keep the Money...
article Signature-gathering to start for Nebraska gambling measure
(Nebraska) -- A group that wants to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska race tracks is ready to start gathering signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot. Keep...
article Wisconsin Tribe Scores Victory In E-Poker Case
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the Ho-Chunk Nation’s electronic poker case in Wisconsin, according to a report from the Associated...
article Ho-Chunk donates former downtown bank building to Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools
(Iowa) -- A former bank building in downtown Sioux City will be moved to the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools campus, where it will eventually house the schools...

10/8/2015

article U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in Ho-Chunk video poker case
(Wisconsin) -- A court decision to let the Ho-Chunk Nation offer video poker at its Madison casino will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

10/7/2015

article Supreme Court won't review Ho-Chunk poker ruling
(Wisconsin) -- A federal appeals court decision allowing the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined...

10/2/2015

article Report: Ho-Chunk Inc. has contributed $53 million to Winnebago Tribe
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. contributed more than $53 million to the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the equivalent of $31,000 for each member of the community, between...

9/26/2015

article Nebraska: Group Pushing To Legalize Casino Gambling At Racetracks
(Nebraska) -- A group called ‘Keep the Money in Nebraska’ has submitted proposed petition language to Nebraska state officials with the hopes of legalizing...

9/25/2015

article Ho-Chunk, Inc looks to make Nebraska constitutional amendment regarding gambling
(Nebraska) -- Every year hundreds of millions of dollars from gambling leave the state of Nebraska. In an effort to keep those dollars in the cornhusker state, Ho-Chunk...
article Petition drive would seek casino gaming at Nebraska horse racing tracks
(Nebraska) -- Casino gaming at Nebraska horse racing tracks would help keep gambling dollars in the state and potentially ease property taxes, say members of a coalition...

9/24/2015

article Group wants to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks
(Nebraska) -- A group pledging to keep gambling money in Nebraska and save the state’s ailing Thoroughbred horse racing industry has launched an effort to allow...

9/11/2015

article Ho-Chunk closes ammunition plant to non-tribal hunters
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has closed 1,550 acres at the shuttered Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Sauk County to non-tribal hunters.

9/10/2015

article Homecoming: Elk Step Onto Ho-Chunk Lands for First Time in 100 Years
(Wisconsin) -- They were driven out more than 100 years ago, but finally the elk are coming home to the Ho-Chunk Nation. In late August, 23 elk originating from Kentucky...

9/2/2015

article Tribe Urges Justices To Reject Wis. E-Poker Challenge
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the state of Wisconsin's bid for reconsideration of a Seventh Circuit decision allowing...

8/23/2015

article Ho-Chunk bank deal could close Monday
(Iowa) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. is close to finalizing a deal to sell a former bank building in downtown Sioux City, Dennis Johnson, the group’s chief financial officer,...

8/7/2015

article Ho-Chunk plans to sell former bank building
(Iowa) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. plans to sell a former bank building to a Sioux City-based company because an arrangement fell through to move the structure across the Missouri...

8/5/2015

article State asks U.S. Supreme Court to review Ho-Chunk poker decision
(Wisconsin) -- The state Attorney General’s Office filed a petition last week with the U.S. Supreme Court asking that it review a recent federal appeals court...

7/29/2015

article Ho-Chunk plan to move former bank building hits snag
(Iowa) -- The logistics of moving a former bank building across the Missouri River may have put a crimp in development plans for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the...

7/28/2015

article State asks U.S. Supreme Court to review Ho-Chunk poker decision
(Wisconsin) -- The state Attorney General's Office filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking that it review a recent federal appeals court decision...
article U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Ho-Chunk video poker ruling
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that allowed video poker machines to remain at...
article Wisconsin asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to...
article The Native American kids who get $200k for graduating – video
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation are a Native American tribe that owns a string of casinos across Wisconsin. Ho Chunk children get a share of casino profits once they...

7/17/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation still working on plans for land next to casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has big plans for its gaming facility in Madison, Wisconsin. The tribe owns nearly 48 acres next to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison....
article Ho-Chunk want 450 acres in trust
(Wisconsin) -- The Sauk County Board on Tuesday will consider a resolution to oppose the Ho-Chunk Nation’s request for trust land in the town of Delton.

7/14/2015

article City, Ho-Chunk advance discussions on cultural, sports, entertainment project
(Wisconsin) -- Madison and the Ho-Chunk Nation see a tribal cultural center and major sports complex with indoor and outdoor fields, lighting and grandstands as keys to...

7/8/2015

article Ho-Chunk officials take oath of office
(Wisconsin) -- Newly elected Ho-Chunk Nation leaders officially took office last week. A swearing-in ceremony for president, legislators and a judge was held at Ho-Chunk...

7/1/2015

article BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed 1,553 acres in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Congress mandated the acquisition through H.R.3979, the...

6/27/2015

article Badger Army Ammunition Plant land returns to Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The Badger Army Ammunition Plant was built on a 3,050 acre piece of land after being claimed as federal property. Today, a transfer ceremony changed...

6/26/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation ramps up veterans assistance
(Wisconsin) -- Marine Corps veteran Scott Kingswan couldn’t keep up with rent and bills while living in Madison after his military service. Kingswan, in the...

6/15/2015

article Ho-Chunk Casino going smoke-free in Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The alcohol-free environment at Madison's casino will soon be smoke-free as well. Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will become the first casino in Wisconsin to...

6/14/2015

article Smoke Clearing For Casino is a First
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming – Madison announced they will become the first casino in the state to offer a 100% smoke-free gaming facility effective August 1,...

5/13/2015

article Ho-Chunk can offer video poker at Madison casino, appeals court rules
(Wisconsin) -- Overturning a lower court ruling from last year, a federal appeals court recently said the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker at its Madison casino...

5/10/2015

article Driver's seat: Ho-Chunk to issue own license plates
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has been given the green light to take control over vehicle registration and license plates for its members who live on trust lands.

5/8/2015

article Wisconsin Indian Tribe Prevails – State Cannot Ban Electronic Poker on Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned a federal district court ruling that had permitted the State of Wisconsin to prohibit the...

5/6/2015

article Driver’s seat: Ho-Chunk to issue own license plates
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has been given the green light to take control over vehicle registration and license plates for its members who live on trust lands....

5/4/2015

article Ho-Chunk division lands Air Force contract
(Nebraska) -- A Ho-Chunk Inc. division has received a $450 million multiple award federal contract from the U.S. Air Force. The recent award to All Native Group is one...

5/1/2015

article 200-acre housing development envisioned for South Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. is preparing to turn 200 acres fronting the Missouri River in South Sioux City into a unique housing and commercial addition. "We're...

4/30/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker games at one of its facilities in Wisconsin, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

4/29/2015

article Federal appeals court says Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker
(Wisconsin) -- A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can legally offer video poker at its Madison casino. The state Department of Justice argued that video...
article Ho-Chunk can offer video poker at Madison casino, appeals court rules
(Wisconsin) -- Overturning a lower court ruling from last year, a federal appeals court on Wednesday said the Ho-Chunk Nation can continue to offer video poker at its...

4/25/2015

article Wanted man arrested at Sauk County casino now charged with burglary
(Wisconsin) -- A wanted man arrested at the Ho-Chunk Casino earlier this week has officially been charged. Eric Hall, 39, was charged in Sauk County Court Friday with...

4/15/2015

article Ho-Chunk explore development near Madison gaming facility
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is exploring a major development that could include a sports complex, museum, regional entertainment venue and more near the tribe...

4/13/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation to highlight history in proposed expansion
(Wisconsin) -- In an effort to create a place to truly commemorate their deeply rooted history in the state, the Ho-Chunk Nation is trying to collaborate with the City...

4/6/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation may build sports/entertainment complex near Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is preparing what could be a major land development by the tribe's casino near Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin State Journal reports...

4/5/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation considers development near Madison casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is looking into a development near its Madison casino that could include a sports complex, museum and entertainment venue.

4/4/2015

article Report: Soglin says city interested in Ho-Chunk Nation development
(Wisconsin) -- Mayor Paul Soglin told the Wisconsin State Journal of the city's interested, but discussions for developing the nearly 48-acre site are still at an...
article Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig will be First American Indian to Play in Men’s NCAA National Basketball Championship Game
(Indiana) -- Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig and his teammates, the Wisconsin Badgers will play in the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament’s national championship game...
article Wisconsin Badger Bronson Koenig Brings Good Energy to Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- When Bronson Koenig takes to the basketball court with his teammates, the Wisconsin Badgers, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in tonight’s...

4/3/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation exploring major development near Madison gaming facility
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is exploring a major development that could include a sports complex, museum, regional entertainment venue and more near the tribe...

4/2/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin extended an off-reservation gaming agreement for another three years, during which time the tribe and local supporters...

3/26/2015

article Ho-Chunk sets $10-an-hour minimum wage for its employees
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has decided to set a $10-an-hour minimum wage for employees of its enterprises. The $10 minimum will take effect this July. It will...

3/18/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation still eyeing gaming expansions
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains in the midst of moving forward with expansion projects at four of its six casino locations to improve facilities and garner...

3/1/2015

article Group protesting actions of tribal council members
(Nebraska) -- A community group in Winnebago is calling on seven tribal council members to resign their positions or risk being recalled in the wake of allegations the...
article Investigative committee says Winnebago tribal council members got bonuses, casino gifts
(Nebraska) -- Members of the Winnebago Tribal Council have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses and tribal casino gifts — such as free hotel rooms...

2/28/2015

article Audit criticizes Winnebago tribal council spending
(Nebraska) -- Winnebago tribal council members earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses and tribal casino gifts -- such as free hotel rooms, meals and prepaid...

2/23/2015

article Ho-Chunk Inc. invests in Native American Bank
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. has become a major shareholder in the parent company of Native American Bank. Based in Denver, the bank specializes in commercial loans to...

2/16/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation struggles with low Native American enrollment numbers at UW
(Wisconsin) -- Football Saturdays, pink flamingos and sitting with Abe on Bascom go back years of University of Wisconsin tradition, but the campus was built on land...

2/15/2015

article Ho-Chunk Nation’s 3 HEARTH Act Tribal Leasing Codes Approved
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn has announced his approval of three separate land leasing codes for the Ho-Chunk Nation...

2/11/2015

article Ho-Chunk Inc. Becomes Major Shareholder of the Native American Bank
(Nebraska) -- Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., said on Monday that the economic development corporation for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has become...

2/10/2015

article Northeast Nebraska tribe invests in Native American Bank
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. has become a major shareholder in the parent company of Native American Bank. The $61 million bank, headquartered in Denver, specializes in...

2/9/2015

article Northeast Nebraska tribe invests in Native American Bank
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Inc. has become a major shareholder in the parent company of Native American Bank. The $61 million bank, headquartered in Denver, specializes in...

2/4/2015

article Ho-Chunk president won’t seek re-election
(Nebraska) -- Ho-Chunk Nation President Jon Greendeer has opted not to seek a second term leading the tribe. Greendeer said he’s known for months he wouldn’t...

1/6/2015

article After Many Years, Ho-Chunk Tribe Reclaims 1,500 Acres Of Badger Ammo Plant Land
(Wisconsin) -- After many years of trying to reclaim it, the Ho-Chunk Nation will now officially receieve more than 1,500 acres of land at the former site of Badger Army...

12/10/2014

article Ho-Chunk to reclaim Badger Army plant land
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will receive 1,553 acres at the closed Badger Army Ammunition Plant, a deal 16 years in the making, Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced last...

12/5/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation to get army ammunition plant land
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation will finally receive nearly 1,600 acres at the closed Badger Army Ammunition Plant. U.S. Sen Tammy Baldwin announced the land transfer...

11/22/2014

article Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Enters Sponsorship With Minnesota Swarm
(Wisconsin) -- The National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Minnesota Swarm announced a three-year partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin that will make the Wisconsin-...

10/26/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation woman named president of Girl Scouts board
(Wisconsin) -- Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, has been named president of the national board of the Girl Scouts.

10/21/2014

article Madison Poker Room To Close Next Month
(Wisconsin) -- A controversial poker room in Madison, Wisconsin will close next month. According to isthmus.com, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison indicated that it will close its...

10/19/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation to shut down poker room after losing lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation of will shut down its electronic poker room after losing a lawsuit with the state of Wisconsin. The tribe installed PokerPro at the Ho...
article OPINION: Ho-Chunk makes a difference in Siouxland
(Iowa) -- In the Oct. 5 Journal, business editor Dave Dreeszen reported on how the multi-year Interstate 29 reconstruction project will transform Virginia Street from a...

10/17/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation will shutter its Madison casino's poker room in November
(Wisconsin) -- Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room.

10/5/2014

article Ho-Chunk subsidiary wins $6.5 million federal defense contract
(Nebraska) -- A Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a $6.5 million federal contract to supply furniture and equipment to a Defense Department agency.
article Nebraska tribe's economic development firm wins $6.5 million contract to provide furniture
(Nebraska) -- A subsidiary of the Winnebago Tribe's economic development company has won a $6.5 million contract to provide furniture to a federal agency.

10/3/2014

article Ho-Chunk subsidiary awarded $6.5 million DOD contract
(Nebraska) -- All Native Solutions, a subsidiary of Winnebago, Nebraska-based Ho-Chunk Inc., is one of three companies that has been awarded a five-year, $6.5 million...

9/12/2014

article Ho-Chunk celebrates 20 years: From 1 person to $9.18M in 2013 profits
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe’s town center was just an empty corn field 10 years ago. Now, it’s home to offices, a hair salon, a gift shop that sells...

9/5/2014

article Nebraska Supreme Court: Gambling amendment shouldn't be on ballot
(Nebraska) -- There won’t be a vote Nov. 4 on allowing betting on previously run, or "historic," horse races. On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court...

8/27/2014

article Horse-racing measure now in Nebraska court's hands
(Nebraska) -- An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
article Ho-Chunk Nation launches new website
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has launched a new effort to educate the public about its economic impact and charitable contributions.

8/22/2014

article Winnebagos hope to reopen Atokad horse track if voters approve betting on historical races
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe wants to revive a closed horse track in northeast Nebraska if voters approve a constitutional amendment to allow betting on replayed...

8/12/2014

article Judge rules against Ho-Chunk Gaming in Madison
(Wisconsin) -- In 2011, a legal battle between Wisconsin and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison broke out regarding the latter’s electronic poker tables. The state says the...

7/29/2014

article Lawsuit targets Nebraska horse racing measure
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska anti-gambling group has filed a lawsuit to keep off the November ballot a measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races...

7/27/2014

article Commerce Department honors Ho-Chunk's Morgan
(Nebraska) -- Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., will receive the Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority...

7/22/2014

article Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Receives Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Agency
(Nebraska) -- Lance Morgan launched the Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1994 as the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Now the president and CEO is...

7/9/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation won't be changing casino per capita payments
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin won't be changing the way it distributes gaming per capita payments to young tribal members.

7/8/2014

article Ho-Chunk '18 money' strings don't fly
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation's "18 money" isn't going away. A proposal to delay lump-sum trust-fund payouts to 18-year-olds in the tribe failed...

6/27/2014

article Ho-Chunk tribal member Bronson Koenig readying for sophomore season with Badgers
(Wisconsin) -- When Frank Kaminskey decided to come back to Wisconsin for his senior season the Wisconsin Badgers fan-base breathed a sigh of relief. The Badgers, who...

6/25/2014

article Ho-Chunk Nation must remove video poker at Madison casino, judge rules
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge recently ruled that the Ho-Chunk Nation must stop offering a video poker game at its casino in Madison because it violates the terms of...

6/15/2014

article Judge won't let Winnebago Tribe enter commercial casino suit
(Iowa) -- A judge said the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska waited too long to join a lawsuit over a commercial casino in Iowa.

6/13/2014

article Ho-Chunk ordered to end video poker in Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has been ordered to stop offering video poker games at its Madison casino. The state Department of Justice argued in federal court...

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