Both sides are filing appeals after a judge declared that the band does not need to share profits from its Fond-du-Luth casino with the city of Duluth. But the band, which declared victory in the case, wants to reverse a decision that would still require it to pay $14 million in back payments to the city. The band stopped making the payments in 2009, which sparked the legal battle.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Sheriff: 2 kids dead in Vadnais Lake, search continues for 3rd child, mother
"A horrible set of facts appears to be developing," said Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'
The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.
Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus
Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.
Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus
An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.
Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN
One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.
Increased drunk boating enforcement over 4th of July weekend
The increased enforcement is part of the Operation Dry Water initiative.
Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address
More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.
Judge tosses out Duluth's lawsuit against Fond du Lac band
Duluth maintains the band needs city approval before expanding its reservation at Fond du Luth casino to include an adjacent hotel. The city attorney says a St. Louis County judge dismissed the lawsuit because a federal court is a better venue for it.
Fond du Lac Band to choose leader Tuesday
Voting members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will choose the next chair of their Reservation Business Committee. The position oversees a budget of about $180 million and businesses, including a casino amid a legal battle with the city of Duluth. Pete DeFoe is challenging incumbent Karen Diver for the four-year term.
City of Duluth files lawsuit to stop Fond du Lac Band from expanding its downtown casino expansion
Duluth claims the tribe breached its contract with the city. The News Tribune reports the band is seeking federal authority to expand its downtown gaming activities to include a former hotel without obtaining approval from the city.
Judge rules tribe doesn't have to share casino revenue with city of Duluth
Two years ago the Fond du Lac tribe stopped sharing casino revenue with the city of Duluth, arguing their contract violated the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. That prompted the city to sue, and on Monday a district court judge ruled in the tribe's favor. The ruling will likely mean millions of dollars more in annual revenue for the tribe, and that much less for the city of Duluth.
Duluth terminating parking agreement with Fond du Lac Band
The city has decided the tribe will no longer operate a parking garage next to its downtown casino. A city official told the News Tribune it's part of a plan to consolidate all parking facilities in Duluth. New management will begin in June.
Interior Department cancels Duluth's casino contract
The agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa provided the city with 19 percent of all revenue from electronic gaming. An ongoing legal fight began when the tribe stopped making payments in 2009. The Duluth News Tribune reports federal authorities have deemed portions of the contract invalid. Mayor Don Ness says the Interior Department is "using the power of the federal government to be an advocate for the band at the expense of the citizens of Duluth."
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!