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COVID-19: St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake closing for a month

The casino says it's necessary for the safety and wellbeing of employees, guests and the community.

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Iowa casino hopes to draw Minnesotans to FanDuel sportsbook

Diamond Jo Casino is about a 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities.

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Man's death after incident at Grand Casino ruled a homicide

The 58-year-old died from blunt-force head trauma.

Trampled by Turtles added to Treasure Island Casino's summer concert series

The homegrown music heroes will play alongside the Avett Brothers this September.

Plans for new casino in Otter Tail County are dead in the water

The White Earth Tribal Council overturned the proposal at a recent meeting.

Red Lake Band to build major casino, hotel complex

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will officially break ground on a new Seven Clans Casino Hotel and Restaurant in Warroad on Oct. 25. The Bemidji Pioneer reports pre-construction on the 165-acre site is already underway and full construction is expected to begin in March. The new complex will include 600 slot machines, a 100-seat restaurant and a 60-room hotel.

Future of Duluth's Carter Hotel awaits federal ruling

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comment on a plan to raze the historic Carter Hotel, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa bought the property in December 2010 and wants to tear it down. The city of Duluth has suggested several ways to reuse the 83-year-old building, but the tribe claims it is "in an extraordinary state of disrepair."

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.

White Earth Nation offers Minnesota $400 million for a new Vikings stadium

In exchange, the poorest Minnesota tribe wants the right to build a Twin Cities casino. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says he doubts White Earth can come up with the money up-front.

Duluth mayor wants to find compromise in messy downtown casino issue

Duluth Mayor Don Ness says he still wants to find agreement with the Fond du Lac band so both sides benefit from the tribe's downtown casino. The city received a letter from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior giving a 10-day deadline for the city to explain why the casino lease shouldn't be voided. The city and the tribe are locked in a revenue sharing legal dispute.

Block E owners continue push for casino

The Downtown Journal reports that a supposedly imminent deal to build a Vikings stadium does not include a downtown Minneapolis casino, but the owners of Block E say they're still committed to the idea.

White Earth casino idea gets chilly reception at Capitol

The House leader on stadium legislation says the idea of funding a Vikings stadium with a new Twin Cities casino is "not in play right now." A spokeswoman for Mark Dayton says the governor does not support it as a way to pay for a stadium, saying a casino would likely be tied up in court for years and is not a reliable source of money.

White Earth tribe pitches Twin Cities casino to help build stadium

White Earth says it would split revenue 50-50 with the state and calls the plan "the only solution that is fair to all Minnesotans." Meanwhile, sports facilities chief Ted Mondale says a new plan to build a stadium behind the Dome in downtown Minneapolis could come within days.