Fond du Lac appeals casino revenue sharing

Dec 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is appealing a ruling that could require it to pay the city of Duluth an estimate $14 million in casino revenue back payments.

The city responded by filing its own appeal Wednesday. A federal judge earlier ordered the tribe to honor a casino profit-sharing agreement it had with the city through April 2011. The band stopped making payments in 2009 in an ongoing legal fight over the revenue. But, the ruling also released the Fond du Lac from sharing future profits from the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

The Duluth News Tribune says the city argues it would lose annual revenue of about $6 million.

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