Duluth council meets behind closed doors to discuss city run casino

By KBJR News 1

Duluth council meets behind closed doors to discuss city run casino

August 21, 2014 Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth City Councilors met behind closed doors Thursday evening to discuss the idea of a city run casino to pay for street improvements.

In June councilor Howie Hanson asked the city attorney to write a letter to the Minnesota legislature seeking approval to open a for-profit casino at the DECC.

He, and some other councilors, say those profits could be used to pay for street improvements, while other councilors say they still need more convincing.

"I am still unsure about it. There's a, there's the gambling piece, ya know, I'm not wild about that and so there are just some... I'm trying to keep an open mind because I want to hear what's happening, so I have not yet made up my mind," said Linda Krug, president of the Duluth city council.

Krug says the point of the private meeting tonight is to get all new councilors up to date on the current on-going court battle between the city and the Fond-Du-Luth Casino.

A vote on Counselor Hanson's proposal is expected on Monday.

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