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Study: Grand Forks Casino Will Bring Jobs

1 June 2006

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "The proposed tribal casino in Grand Forks would bring as many as 446 jobs to town, with wages totaling $12.3 million a year, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa said today.

"Tribal chairman Ken Davis released the long-awaited economic impact study that, he said, shows the project would benefit both the tribe and the local community.

"Besides local workers, the study, done by Klas Robinson Q.E.D. of Minneapolis, also said the local hospitality industry would benefit from 1.1 million tourists a year.

"All this data is meant to convince the City Council to fully support the casino. Tribal leaders have said all along that local support is the critical factor…"

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