- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Officials with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the city of Grand Forks are talking again about a casino near the city.

Tribal leaders say an off-reservation casino could employ as many as 1,000 people and generate annual gambling revenues between $60 million and $100 million.

KNOX radio reports (http://bit.ly/1fjFcf2 ) that City Council members are discussing a partnership with the tribe. But Councilman Doug Christensen says there would first need to be state and federal approval of an off-reservation casino.

Tribal leaders acknowledge there are hoops to jump through but say city partnership is key. The council has agreed to form a committee and meet with the governor to gauge the state’s stance.

Attempts at a tribal casino in Grand Forks fizzled in the mid-2000s.


Information from: KNOX-AM, http://knoxradio.com

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