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The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lake Superior College, Canal Park Brewing Company and the Un... Posted on 3/13/13 at 12:00 AM
The latest round involves a dispute over whether the city can force the band to replace the severely compromised roof of the abandoned downtown Duluth hotel, even as spring melt drips into the building’s mold-ridden interior.
Though casino revenue-sharing has been halted between the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band by the National Indian Gaming Commission, other tribal casinos around the country continue to share revenue with state and local governments.
The K-12 Fond du Lac Ojibwe School is an early victim of the federal sequester, with a reduction in federal money forcing the school to increase class sizes and cut into programs that were improving test scores.
A school bus driver from Mahtowa pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of child endangerment that was filed after a 3-year-old boy was left alone on his bus for three hours with temperatures hovering around zero.
The city is asking the federal court to overturn the National Indian Gaming Commission’s action of July 2011 that essentially banned the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from sharing casino profits with Duluth as it had from 1984 to 2009.
The city wanted the Eight Circuit appeals court to revisit a decision Jan. 14 that reversed a lower court’s decision requiring the band to pay the city an estimated $12.4 million in casino revenue back payments.
A school bus driver from Mahtowa made his first appearance and was arraigned in State District Court in Carlton on Wednesday on a charge of child endangerment after a 3-year-old boy was left alone on his bus for three hours with temperatures hovering around zero.
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