ONAMIA, Minn. (AP) — The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe plans to buy two hotels in St. Paul.
Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin made that announcement Tuesday in her annual State of the Band address.READ MORE: Ettinger Wins Dem Nod For Hagedorn's 1st District Seat; Finstad, Munson Vie For GOP Primary Win
The names of the two hotels were not released. Benjamin says once the purchases are finalized the Mille Lacs Band will own nearly half of the hotel rooms in St. Paul.READ MORE: Sonny Day: Gray's 7 Shutout Innings Send Twins Past Tigers
The Brainerd Dispatch reports Benjamin says the Mille Lacs Band has spent 20 years running hotels and learning the hospitality business.
Benjamin says the east-central Minnesota band had been working with Jim Graves, CEO of the Graves Hospitality Corp. and a recent candidate for Congress, on the hotel purchases, the Star Tribune reports.MORE NEWS: St. Paul's Ford Plant Redevelopment Project Inches Closer To Completion
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