October 21, 2011
The Menominee Tribe is making plans to resubmit their application for a new
casino to be built in Kenosha. The tribe has been trying for many years to get
approval. However, it has always been rejected.
The tribe plans to build a casino resort. It will be located at the previous
Dairyland Greyhound Park.
In 2009 the application was rejected by the Bush administration. The rejection
was challenged in court by the tribe. With the current Obama administration,
there is a possibility that the new casino could be approved.
An environmental review has to be completed. It it estimated that will take two
months to complete. After the review has been finished, the application for the
casino can be submitted again.
Next week, Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to visit the Menominee
reservation. The tribe will be talking to the governor about the purposed
casino. If the Department of the Interior approves the casino, it will be the
governorís final approval that could make the casino plan a reality.
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