Deadline soon for proposed Menominee casino in KenoshaSubmitted: 10/21/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Time will soon run out for the Menominee Nation to convince Governor Scott Walker to approve a new off-reservation casino.

The Menominee want to open a casino in Kenosha.

The federal government has signed off on the project but Walker has yet to give his permission.

The governor says he'll approve the casino only if the Menominee can show the project has community support, and won't result in a net increase in gambling.

Walker also wants to see support for the project from the state's other 10 tribes.

The Forest County Potawatomi, which operates a casino in Milwaukee, and the Ho-Chunk Nation both oppose the plan.

Walker has given Menominee until Tuesday to show they've met the criteria.

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