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Michigan casino proposal clears hurdle

30 July 2008

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- As reported by the Grand Haven Tribune: "The Fruitport Township board narrowly passed a resolution Monday, July 28, to support a casino proposed for the former Great Lakes Downs site.

"Although the township meeting was intended to be informational, the board voted to support the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' project with a 4-3 vote in front of a heavily pro-casino audience. Many of the 100 residents at the meeting urged the board to welcome the tribe with a resolution.

"...The tribe already purchased the former Great Lakes Downs site near the junction of I-96 and U.S. 31. Tribe officials said the proposed project could bring in around 1,000 jobs to the community..."

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