Tribe planning casino buys land from Fruitport school district

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Rendering of proposed Muskegon Casino

 

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An American Indian tribe planning a casino in Muskegon County has completed its purchase of 120 acres of land owned by a school district.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians completed the $500,000 purchase of land from Fruitport Community Schools. District superintendent Bob Szymoniak says the tribe finalized the purchase in December.

The tribe has applied to the federal government for approval to build a casino about 2.5 miles from the property purchased from the school district. Thomas J. St. Dennis, an attorney for the tribe, says the tribe is continuing to explore how it will use the property and expects to finalize a proposed use in two or three months.

The property is zoned residential and is heavily forested.

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3 comments

  • Mac Woods

    A casino! O my God! What an original idea. This is great. I can remember when “casino” meant a road trip to Atlantic City, (closer) or Las Vegas (better) Now, hell, there’s half a dozen or more within a 30 mile radius of home.