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Grand Forks casino proposed
GRAND FORKS — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is proposing a casino and entertainment complex in Grand Forks. A committee of the Grand Forks City Council will discuss the proposal, similar to one that failed in town in 2009, at its meeting Monday. The Turtle Mountain Band...
February 8, 2014 - 10:01am
March 14, 2013
Philippines set to open $1 billion casino-resort
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines will become one of the biggest gambling centers in the world, vying with Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas for Asia's high rollers, officials of a $1 billion casino resort opening in Manila this weekend said Thursday. Studies project that...
March 14, 2013 - 4:30pm
October 22, 2011
Land around Miami Dolphins stadium eyed for casino
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins have hired a veteran lobbyist and appear to be pushing to make land around the football stadium eligible for casino licenses in case lawmakers approve a landmark expansion of gambling. The National Football League prohibits ties to gambling. But holding...
Nation and World/News/sports
October 22, 2011 - 4:00pm
August 8, 2011
N.D. tribe planning new $30 million casino
BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa this month held a ground-breaking for a new $30 million casino. The old casino, which Tribal Chairman Merle St. Claire said is basically a metal building, will be turned into a steakhouse and convention hall. The project...
August 8, 2011 - 6:56am
October 18, 2010
Propane tank fire put out at N.D. casino
HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) -- More than half a dozen fire departments responded to a propane tank blaze in Hankinson early Monday that sent flames about 30 feet into the air. Authorities tell KVLY-TV that the call at Dakota Magic Casino came in shortly before 3:30 a.m. Crews put water...
October 18, 2010 - 9:13am
October 4, 2010
Man pleads guilty in tribal casino theft in N.D.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- A Belcourt man has pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribal casino on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 40-year-old Shane Trottier faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine on the charge of theft by officers...
October 4, 2010 - 3:30pm
May 25, 2010
Banned gambler has to give back $2,001 jackpot
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who won a $2,001 slot machine jackpot must forfeit the winnings and will be charged with trespassing, because he had previously banned himself from casinos under a state program for problem gamblers. State police have not identified the 55-year-old...
crime/Nation and World/News
May 25, 2010 - 1:45pm
Casinos dealing younger stars
For the area's two major casinos, the last weekend in January represents an industry intersection of sorts. Sixty miles to the south of Fargo, at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, N.D., Kenny "The Gambler" Rogers performs his classic country nuggets. Seventy-one miles to the...
January 25, 2010 - 5:38pm
October 28, 2009
Tribes say finances back to normal
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) -- Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Marcus Levings says the tribes have paid off a judgment owed in a casino dispute and the tribes' finances no longer are frozen. A panel of arbitrators determined earlier that the tribes must pay developer Dale Little Soldier...
October 28, 2009 - 7:37am
September 17, 2009
Tribes ordered to pay $6 million
BISMARCK (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes must pay more than $6 million for pulling out of a planned $20 million casino on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea. Developer Dale Little Soldier and the tribal council agreed in 2002 to build the Eagle's Catch casino on land he owned...
September 17, 2009 - 7:40am
September 16, 2009
Three Affiliated Tribes ordered to pay $6 million
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes must pay more than $6 million for pulling out of a planned $20 million casino on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea. Developer Dale Little Soldier and the tribal council agreed in 2002 to build the Eagle's Catch casino on land...
September 16, 2009 - 2:40pm
July 23, 2009
Standing Rock receives loan for casino upgrade
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is getting a $30 million loan from a Minnesota tribe to upgrade its casino complex in south central North Dakota. The tribe will use the money for such things as more hotel rooms, an indoor pool and underground parking at...
July 23, 2009 - 11:30am
June 25, 2009
Las Vegas casino shooting trial set
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin July 7 for a man accused of spraying a Las Vegas Strip casino with gunfire in 2007. A Clark County prosecutor and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that trial for 53-year-old Steven Francis Zegrean is expected to take a week once a...
June 25, 2009 - 7:49am
February 26, 2009
Casino proposed north of Fort Union
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A proposed casino on land north of the historic Fort Union Trading Post is drawing opposition from people who say it would taint the area's historic setting. A hearing is scheduled March 11 in Bainville, Mont., on Miles Panasuk's proposed Million Dollar View...
February 26, 2009 - 7:49am
December 16, 2008
Man with knife robs S.D. casino
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Sioux Falls police say a man with a knife robbed the Empire Casino on the city's west side Sunday night. Police said a slender white man in his mid 20s showed a clerk a gray utility knife and demanded money. Police say he reached into the cash drawer, stole...
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am