lansing kewadin casino

4:41 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Lansing casino project misses self-imposed deadline

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero (left) discusses an update to a casino project, as Sault Ste Marie Tribal chairman Aaron Payment listens
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Plans for a casino in downtown Lansing are taking longer to pull together than developers had originally planned.

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3:35 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Sault Ste Marie Tribe will likely vote soon on proposed Lansing casino project

Artist's rendering of the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino
(courtesy of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)

 Members of an Upper Peninsula Native American tribe may vote in the next few months on a proposal to build a casino in Lansing.

 The vote could upend the controversial casino project in Michigan’s capitol city.

 The leaders of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced their plans to build a $245 million  casino in downtown Lansing in January.

The proposal immediately drew opposition from the governor, state attorney general and other Native American tribes that already operate casinos within easy driving distance of Lansing.

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