Fond Du Lac Band Buys Hotel For Casino Expansion

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Lake Superior Chippewa Fond du Lac Band has purchased on old hotel in downtown Duluth to expand its casino. But, plans to move forward with the expansion are on hold while the Fond du Lac Band fights with the city over its share of casino profits.

The Chippewa band bought the Carter Hotel for $318,000 from an estate through Wells Fargo Bank in the Twin Cities. About 20 low-income residents recently found out they will have to move by the end of next month.

Tribal chairwoman Karen Diver tells the Duluth News Tribune the Fond du Lac Band is trying to change a 1994 agreement that gives the city a third of the casino profits.

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