Two Minnesota gaming bills approved by committee (March 21, 2005)

Opposition from Minnesota's gaming tribes failed to stop the state House Gaming Division from approving a bill for a tribal-state casino in the Twin Cities. Leaders of the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake bands of Ojibwe testified in...

Ohio summit on gaming includes Oklahoma tribe (March 21, 2005)

Efforts by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma to open casinos in Ohio will be considered at the Ohio General Assembly's first statewide summit on gaming. The tribe is eyeing up to nine sites across the state for off-reservation casinos....

Tribal Chair: Nothing fair about Pawlenty casino plan (March 21, 2005)

"Having announced his support for a Las Vegas-style metro casino, and his openness to permitting a casino at Canterbury Park in Shakopee and possibly one in Anoka County, [Minnesota Gov. Tim] Pawlenty seeks to claim the one source of economic...

California tribe denies off-reservation casino bid (March 21, 2005)

Officials of the Shasta Nation want a California man to stop soliciting investors for an off-reservation casino outside of Los Angeles. The tribe is based in northern California and is not federally recognized. But tribal leaders acknowledge they are seeking...