Lac du Flambeau Band looking at off-reservation casino again
A referendum determining public support for the proposed Lac du Flambeau casino and hotel was
recently discussed by the Shullsburg City Council.
Mayor Tom Lethlean reported he was asked by the Lac du Flambeau tribe to ask the council if it would consider holding a second referendum to determine public support or opposition to the casino gaming facility and hotel proposed for Shullsburg.
A similar referendum held in 2003 showed 87 percent approval of the project, although the federal government did not grant final approval for the tribe to move forward.
The council discussed potential dates for the referendum: the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election or one of the spring elections.
Lethlean said the tribe was taking a vote Tuesday, Sept. 4, to determine tribal support for the project.
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