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updated: 10/21/2013 6:55 AM

Deadline looms for Menominee casino project

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Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Time is almost up for the Menominee Nation to make the case for a new off-reservation casino to Gov. Scott Walker.

The Menominee want to open a casino in Kenosha. The federal government has signed off on the project but Walker has yet to give his permission. The governor says he'll approve the casino only if the Menominee can show the project has community support, won't result in a net increase in gambling and the state's other 10 tribes agree.

The Forest County Potawatomi, which operates a casino in Milwaukee, and the Ho-Chunk Nation both oppose the plan.

Walker has given the Menominee until Tuesday to show they've met the criteria.

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