House Republicans Block Federal Transportation Funding for Minnesota

$105 million supposed to go to 28 road and bridge projects across Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton, Tuesday night, called out House Republicans for blocking $105 million in transportation investments funded by the federal FAST Act. This move will block more than 28 highway, road, and bridge projects in over a dozen communities across Minnesota.

Coffee Conversation: Taste of Hermantown Celebrates 10 Years

All You Can Eat Samples from Local Eateries

The 10th Annual Taste of Hermantown event will kick off on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. The festivities get underway at the AAD Shrine Building located at 5152 Miller Trunk Highway.

Tribes Object to Ho-Chunk Casino Expansion

Want to expand into a larger casino and hotel east of Wausau

Two Wisconsin Indian tribes have raised concerns about another tribe’s expansion of a once-limited gambling hall into a larger casino and hotel east of Wausau.The Stockbridge-Munsee and Menominee tribes say allowing the expansion of Ho-Chunk Wittenberg goes against the past criteria for growth in gambling that Gov. Scott Walter established and used to block a casino the Menominee sought in Kenosha.The Ho-Chunk and Walker say Wisconsin doesn’t have the authority to intervene in this case because the Ho-Chunk are staying within the letter of a 2003 compact with the state.Stockbridge-Munsee president Shannon Holsey and general counsel Dennis Puzz say they don’t think the Walker administration fully grasps the potential for the expansion to lead to more expansions by the Ho-Chunk and at least two other tribes at casinos that aren’t currently major sites.