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Thu September 12, 2013

Menominee: Most Wisconsin Tribes Support Kenosha Casino

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha
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A majority of federally recognized American Indian tribes in Wisconsin say they support the Menominee's attempt to build a new casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee issued a news release Thursday, saying it had the support of eight of the state's 11 tribes.  

Gov. Scott Walker has said he won't approve the project unless there's unanimous consent among all the tribes. 

The three tribes that did not sign Thursday's statement were the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Oneida and the Forest County Potawatomi. 

The Potawatomi operate a casino just 400 miles away from Kenosha in Milwaukee and have vehemently opposed the Menominee's plans.