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Official says Sturgis casino unlikely in near term

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Don't look for an Indian casino in Sturgis any time soon, if at all. State Rep. Matt Lori, R-Constantine, said Tuesday the chances of the Burt Lake Band establishing a casino in Sturgis, as the tribe has proposed, are slim. The tribe has attempted on four occasions to receive federal recognition, a necessary first step before opening a casino, and in each instance has been rebuffed, Lori said.

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