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Kenosha News article voices strong support
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Beloit daily news article: "Say yes to the casino"
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Tribal Leader on State Negotiations: "Happy with progress"
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New Study Shows Kenosha Casino to Create 10,600+ Jobs
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USA Today Says Casino Brings Tribe New Hope
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Reservation Challenges Explain Push for Kenosha Casino
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    January 23, 2015    
    Comment from Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International    
    “We believe Hard Rock and Menominee stepped up to every challenge and then some. This is terribly sad news for the 8,958 members of the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International.    
    January 23, 2015    
    Statement From the Menominee Tribal Chairwoman Laurie Boivin: Governor Walkers Decision    
It is with great disappointment that I relay the message I received minutes ago from the Wisconsin Secretary of Administration, Mike Huebsch. Governor Walker will be announcing shortly his decision to say no to our Kenosha Casino proposal.
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    November 05, 2014    
    The Menominee and Hard Rock Project team offer heartfelt congratulations to Governor Scott Walker for his historic win last night. Three statewide campaign victories in four years deserves special recognition.    
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    October 28, 2014    
    10,600 Jobs.    
    $1.6 Billion Investment in Wisconsin.    
    Millions in New Payments to the State.    
    Contributions for Schools & Local Charities.    
    This is the promise of the Menominee-Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha.    
    February 28, 2014    
    Statement on Filing for a Six-Month Extension by Governor Walker to Further Study the Proposed Menominee-Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Kenosha    
    The Menominee and Hard Rock team continues to work with Governor Scott Walker and Secretary Mike Huebsch to bring the decision-making process to a logical conclusion – approval for the Kenosha casino project.    
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    December 19, 2013    
    Menominee Tribe Grateful that Rep. Paul Ryan Expresses Support for the Proposed Hard Rock Kenosha Casino    
    We are honored to have earned the support of Congressman Paul Ryan and are confident that our project will meet his goal of a net jobs gain that benefits everybody.    
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    November 11, 2013    
    Statements from Menominee Tribe on Governor Walker’s New Timing for the Kenosha Casino    
    “Today is another step forward for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in our efforts to create 5000 new jobs and achieve self-determination and financial stability for our tribe. We thank Governor Walker for his willingness to take the time necessary to chart a clear path towards final approval of the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. We are committed to working with him and Secretary Mike Huebsch to make the casino a reality in the best interests for all of Wisconsin.    
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    November 7, 2013    
    Hard Rock Kenosha Projet Brings Promise of a Brighter Future    
    A new beginning. That’s what the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will have with the Hard Rock Kenosha Casino.    
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    November 4, 2013    
    Menominee Tribe Reacts to Out-of-State Opposition to the Kenosha casino    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said today:    
    “On Tuesday, November 5, a group of visitors will come to Madison from other parts of the nation to pressure Governor Walker into saying no to the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. The out-of-state people will voice their opposition to Wisconsin creating 5,000 new direct and indirect jobs and generating at least $250 million in new revenue for the state in the first five years that the casino operates. Perhaps they’d rather see Illinois get the jobs and tourists at the expense of Wisconsin.    
    Read Press Release…    
    November 2, 2013    
    Letter Sent To Governor Includes $50 Million Letter of Credit from Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment if Losses to Two Tribes Exceeds $200 Million    
    Read Press Release…    
    November 2, 2013    
    Letter to Gov. Scott Walker from Menominee Tribal Chairman Craig Corn on the possibility of Illinois casino opening if Kenosha is not approved    
    Read Letter (included supporting documents)    
    November 1, 2013    
    No New Net Gaming when Hard Rock Casino re-opens Dairyland Greyhound Track and Menominee close and existing on-reservation casino    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, released a statement today on how the Kenosha project replaces a long-shuttered greyhound track and that one existing tribal casino will close therefore resulting in no new net gaming in the state.    
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    October 31, 2013    
    Consensus Achieved, say Menominee and Hard Rock International    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, today released the following statement about how the Kenosha Casino project fulfilled Governor Walker’s criteria for consensus from all Wisconsin tribes.    
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    October 29, 2013    
    Southeast Wisconsin – including Milwaukee – will see jobs gain with Kenosha Casino, Multiple Studies Show    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, today released the following statement about job creation and potential revenue impacts from the proposed Kenosha casino:    
    Read Full Statement…    
    October 28, 2013    
    Statement from James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International    
In my role as Chairman of Hard Rock International I frequently come in contact with heads of state, elected officials and public officials from around the world. I believe I am a good judge of character and able to determine the measure of a person based on a working relationship.
    Read Full Statement…    
    October 28, 2013    
    Menominee & Hard Rock International Comments on Governor Walker’s Perspective on Expansion of Casino Gaming in Illinois    
    Today Governor Scott Walker issued an email to supporters and the media stating his understanding of the prospects for the expansion of casino gaming in Illinois. Menominee Tribal Chair Craig Corn thanks the Governor for his continued deliberation on the Kenosha Casino. James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International, who has partnered with the Menominee Tribe, says that Kenosha and the Wisconsin/Illinois state-line area continue to be a targeted region for all gaming interests nationally.    
    Read Full Statement…    
    October 25, 2013    
    Governor Walker continues to deliberate on Kenosha casino    
    Today, Governor Walker says he is continuing to deliberate on all the facts before making his decision on the proposal from the Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock International to build a destination resort and casino in Kenosha. We respect the governor’s decision and we are grateful for his leadership on this matter.    
    Read Statement from Chairman Corn    
    October 23, 2013    
    Document MITW & Hard Rock submitted to Governor Walker to assist in gaining approval for a casino in Kenosha    
    Click here to View Document    
    October 22, 2013    
    Statement from Menominee Tribal Chairman Craig Corn on Gov. Walker’s criteria    
    Read Full Statement…    
    October 10, 2013    
    Orlando, Fla. – October 10, 2013 – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands – announced today its alliance with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop, brand and manage their proposed regional entertainment destination located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The proposed project would be developed in conjunction with the Osceola Group out of Naples, Fla., and designed to draw visitors from throughout the region. The project is expected to create more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in addition to generating significant economic benefits for the state of Wisconsin, including an estimated 600 million total in projected payments to the state over the course of the pre-approved compact with the state.

    Read Full Press Release…    


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