More than two dozen lakes and other sites in Wisconsin are among nearly 650 peaks, lakes, streams and other places on federal land in the U.S. that have been renamed by the government because they included a racist term for a Native American woman.
The Menominee Nation tried a new tack Tuesday in its push for a new casino in Kenosha, telling Gov. Scott Walker the tribe would pay the state’s contribution toward a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in exchange for approval of the project.
The Forest County Potawatomi filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal government's rejection of compact language that would have left the state on the hook for reimbursing the tribe if the rival Menominee Nation gets a casino in Kenosha.
The state of Wisconsin and the Menominee Nation have agreed to a new gambling compact over a proposed casino in Kenosha that the tribe said would bring $1 billion in revenue to the state over 25 years.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected a deal that called for Wisconsin to reimburse the Forest County Potawatomi for any losses the tribe suffers at its casino in Milwaukee if the Menominee Nation opens a casino less than 50 miles away in Kenosha.
The Forest County Potawatomi has refused to make its annual casino revenue payment to the state as Gov. Scott Walker mulls whether to approve a competing facility, causing what the governor is calling a "significant" impact on the state budget.
The Oneida tribe would collect at least $3 million a year in banking fees in exchange for its support of the proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha, according to a newly released agreement between the tribes.