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Feds could rule soon on tribal casino in Kenosha

Feds could rule soon on tribal casino in Kenosha

By the Associated Press. CREATED Oct 20, 2011

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A federal ruling in regard to a proposed Menominee Nation casino in Kenosha could come in the next few months.

The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior will be the next step in the tribe's long-running efforts to establish a casino in the area.

Eric Olson is the tribe's project director. He says the government's environmental-impact review should take about two months, and the tribe will resubmit its application after that.

Olson says Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to visit the Menominee reservation next week. A Kenosha News report ( ) says Walker has the final authority to approve the casino if it clears the federal review.

The government denied the Kenosha application in 2009. The tribe sued, and the department has agreed to reconsider it.

Information from: Kenosha News,