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Sault Tribe Files Land Application For Lansing Casino

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(WLNS) - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has filed an application to take land into trust as part of the process of building a casino in downtown Lansing.

The land would become a $245 million casino at Michigan Avenue and North Cedar Street adjacent to the Lansing Center.

Mayor Virg Bernero and the Tribe first proposed the plan in January 2012.

A 1997 law passed by Congress called the Michigan Land Claims Settlement Act (MILCSA) requires the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to approve the trust land applications.

Tribal attorneys said the Secretary could act on the applications within a matter of a few weeks.

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