KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Menominee tribal officials say the federal government will withdraw its rejection of their plan for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha and reconsider their application.
Tribal attorney Rory Dilweg tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the U.S. Department of Interior will tell the Menominee what portions of its 2004 casino application needs updating and will then review the tribe’s proposal for an $800 million casino complex at the former Dairyland dog track.
Menominee chairman Randal Chevlier said it definitely puts the project back on line. The tribe sued the federal government in 2009 after its application was rejected. Negotiations to resolve the lawsuit began when President Obama in June revoked a rule that said the farther away a new casino is from a tribe’s reservation, the less likely it would be approved. The Menominee reservation is in Keshena.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com