Michigan Indian tribe seeks land for gambling
A Michigan Indian tribe is seeking land in Lansing and southeast Michigan to build gambling facilities.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians says Wednesday that it has filed applications with the U.S. Department of the Interior to take the land into trust. The applications were filed Tuesday.
The tribe says a $245 million gambling resort will go up on nearly three acres near downtown Lansing. It also says the scope of a gambling project anticipated for more than 70 acres in Huron Township, near Detroit, will be determined by an economic impact study.
A federal appeals court ruled in December that the Upper Peninsula tribe can move ahead with plans to build the Lansing casino. The state has opposed the project.