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Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

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Plans for a casino complex in Kaukauna are on the back burner while the band pursues another site in Lafayette County, concentrating on getting state and federal approval for a casino in Shullsburg, tribal spokesman Richard Matty said. It could be months before the tribe takes up the Kaukauna proposal again, he said. Outagamie County and the Kaukauna City Council approved a contract in September allowing construction of a hotel, casino and water park at the former Fox Valley Greyhound Park. The Shullsburg proposal includes an 18-hole golf course along with the casino, hotel, convention center and water park on nearly 400 acres of land, mayor Dan Morrissey said. He said the tribe would pay Lafayette County $4 million a year, and the town would get $1 million of that. The Shullsburg approval process is expected to take six to nine months, Matty said. The Racine County Board has tabled a proposal by the band for a casino in Caledonia. Robert Miller, the board chairman, said the 26-0 vote Nov. 14 to indefinitely set aside the proposal ends negotiations with the tribe which has shopped its casino plans throughout the state.