Story by WRN/Bob Hague
A tribe’s lawsuit is the latest move in a dispute over a casino expansion.
The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe has already threatened to withhold nearly one million dollars from the state, in a dispute over another tribe’s casino expansion in Shawano County. Now the tribe has filed a lawsuit to block the expansion.
The Stockbridge-Munsee filed the federal lawsuit against the state, Governor Scott Walker and the Ho-Chunk Nation. Potential remedies include declaring the state in violation of the Stockbridge-Munsee gaming compact, for not protecting the tribe’s interests and rights.
The expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino near Wittenberg is just 30 miles away from the Stockbridge-Munsee’s only casino.
Photo Courtesy WRN: Artist rendering of the Ho Chunk Wittenberg hotel and casino