Editorial: Casino rejection a loss for Michigan

The Detroit News June 16, 2022 Michigan is  moving toward investing $101 million to ensure Ford Motor Co. will retool its plants and create 3,000 jobs here. Yet the state slammed the door on a project in economically challenged Muskegon that promises the same number of jobs — and wouldn’t have cost the state a dime. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer failed to …

Governor Whitmer Fails To Approve the Muskegon Casino Project

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom ShieldsJune 15, 2022 [email protected] The following is a statement by Larry Romanelli, Ogema of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in response to the announcement by Governor Whitmer that she will not approve the Tribes $200 million casino project in Fruitport Township in Muskegon County. “Our Tribal members are absolutely devastated that Governor Whitmer …

Poll: Seventy-six percent (76%) of Muskegon Voters Support Casino Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              May 27, 2022                  Contact: Tom Shields M: 517.449.9810 [email protected] Muskegon, Mich. — A new poll released today shows that seventy-six percent of Muskegon County voters support the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians new casino project proposed for Fruitport Township. The poll showed that only 12% opposed the project and 12% were undecided. The poll was …

Little River Thanks Community for Their Support: Community Rally for the Casino will be held on Friday

Manistee, Mich. — With less than four weeks before Governor Whitmer’s deadline to decide the fate of the Tribe’s proposed Muskegon Casino Project in Fruitport Township, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) expressed their appreciation to the Muskegon community for their overwhelming support for the casino project over the past ten years. On Friday, May 20, Muskegon community …

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon Co. Casino Project: Approved by Washington and Heading to Lansing

Tribe and community hopeful Governor Whitmer will approve Washington, D.C. — The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the Record of Decision and two-part determination for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon County casino project.  This announcement completes the necessary Federal approvals; the process now moves to the State of Michigan where the Tribe will work …

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon Co. Casino Project reaches new Milestone in Federal Approval Process

Washington, D.C. — The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon County casino project is taking a significant step forward in its approval process. Tomorrow, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will formally publish a Notice Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Little River Band’s Fee-to-Trust and casino project at a former racetrack in Fruitport Township. “This is an …