State casino only open to tribes with unmet needs (March 15, 2005)

A proposed state-tribal casino will only be open to tribes who can demonstrate they have unmet housing, health care and other basic needs, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Three tribes have agreed to partner with the casino. The Leech Lake,...

Column: Off-reservation casino talks need to be public (March 15, 2005)

"As you read this column, our Rock River Valley leaders are having an important powwow downtown that could affect your future. The group they belong to receives $200,000 a year from Rockford taxpayers. Rockton, Machesney Park and Loves Park also...