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BIA approves proposed Kenosha casino

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a proposed Kenosha casino that would be built off the reservation.

Federal approval sends the project to Gov. Scott Walker, who has final veto authority.

Walker's approval is required under federal law before any tribe can open an off-reservation casino.

The Kenosha News reports the Menominee Nation, the backers of the project, plans to hold a news conference in Milwaukee Friday evening.

The Menominee tribe has been trying since the 1990s to open an off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

The Potawatomi tribe has long been fighting the proposal for fear it would cut into business in their Milwaukee casino.

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