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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Okla. tribe could run non-gaming business at site

  • A federal court won't stop a Native American tribe from building a non-gaming business on tribal land that was to be the site of a casino.


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  • A federal court won't stop a Native American tribe from building a non-gaming business on tribal land that was to be the site of a casino.
    The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/PtyvWR ) reports that U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell issued an order Tuesday stating the court has jurisdiction over the state of Oklahoma's request to stop the Kialegee Tribal Town from building a gaming facility on the land in Broken Arrow, but not over any dispute relating to the construction of a restaurant or sports bar at the site.
    Frizzell issued an injunction that halted construction of the casino on land allotted to the Muscogee Nation, of which the Kialegees are a branch.
    The Kialegees' attorney, Dennis Whittlesey, said he couldn't comment on what the tribe plans to operate at the site.
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