Little River Band breaks ground on $18M casino expansion project

A view of the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. Photo from Facebook

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians broke ground on a $18 million casino expansion and renovation project.

The tribe is adding a pool and spa to the Little River Casino Resort. The facility will also see a makeover of the gaming floor and some of the public spaces.

Work will be completed by spring of 2016, according to news reports. The last major renovation of the casino took place in 2007.

The tribe is currently battling the National Labor Relations Board over the application of federal labor law at the casino. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with NLRB in a decision issued last week.

Get the Story:
Manistee Casino Making Big Changes (9 and 10 News 6/15)
Casino to break ground on expansion (Up North Live 6/12)

6th Circuit Decision:
NLRB v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (June 9, 2015)

From the Indianz.Com Archive:
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Federal labor board expands jurisdiction over tribes (June 4, 2004)

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