Monday, Jan. 23 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will unveil plans this morning for a tribal casino in downtown Lansing, a major economic development project meant to create jobs, fund the Lansing Promise education fund and turn the city’s convention center from a “loss leader” to “profit center,” he said.
Monday, Jan. 23 — If at first you don’t succeed, try again. And again. And again. The fourth time was the charm for the Bernero administration's effort in getting a ballot proposal through the City Council that asks voter permission to sell off an old golf course and adjacent park in Lansing Township.
Thursday, Jan. 26 — When Matthew Fletcher examined the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act a little closer this week, he thought, maybe the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can open an off-reservation casino in Lansing.
Friday, Jan. 27 — A Lansing physician’s clinic was raided yesterday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed, but the federal agency will not comment on details about the “ongoing investigation.”
Thursday, Feb. 2 — Don't look for Capital Gains to pick up this story. No, the publication focused on positive news in the area likely won’t mention that Forbes placed Lansing at 13th on its recent list of America’s Most Miserable Cities.
James Nye, a spokesman representing two tribes that oppose Lansing’s casino plan, is suggesting most of the 2,200 jobs — with a Lansing-area hiring preference — promised by the city as part of the Kewadin Lansing casino proposal “would likely never be available” to non-Sault Tribe, Lansing-area residents.