Fond du Lac Band, City File Appeals Over Casino Profits

By KBJR News 1

Fond du Lac Band, City File Appeals Over Casino Profits

December 21, 2011 Updated Dec 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The battle over casino profits continues in the city of Duluth.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the Fond du Lac Band filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a decision by a federal judge over casino back payments.

The November decision stopped any future profit sharing payments to the city, but denied the band's request for retroactive relief. It was in the amount of $14M, due to the city between 2009 and 2011.

The band stopped making payments to the city in 2009 feeling, doing so, was in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Following November's ruling, Band chairwoman Karen Diver said the money wouldn't be paid to the city immediately because the band would require approval from the Indian Gaming Commission.

The News Tribune also reports the city of Duluth has also filed an appeal in the same case.

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