Casino in Fruitport Township could open as early as 2020

On November 29, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians plans to build a casino in Muskegon County have moved forward, and it could open as soon as 2020. The tribe wants to build the casino at the former site of Great Lakes downs racetrack. On Friday, the Department of Interior published an environmental […]

Public hearing set for Muskegon County casino

On November 29, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TWP. Mich. – Federal regulators have scheduled a public hearing on the proposed casino at the intersection of U.S. 31 and I-96 in Fruitport Township. The meeting will take place on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at Fruitport Middle School auditorium, located at 3113 E. Pontaluna Road. Tribe leaders say the meeting is one […]

Proposed Muskegon-area casino about to tackle ‘last big hurdles’

On November 29, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – The proposed casino for the Muskegon area could open as early as 2020. It’s been nearly four years since the community gave formal input on the casino. Public input is being sought again as the federal government approaches a final decision. The $180 million project at the former Great Lakes Down racetrack […]

Bureau of Indian Affairs Issues Draft EIS

On November 26, 2018, in News, by admin

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon Co. Gaming Project Moves Forward with Federal Land-Into-Trust Process   Washington D.C. — A Muskegon County casino proposed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians moved another step forward. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) today published the Notice of Availability of a […]

Little River distributes over $60K to local charities

On August 27, 2018, in News, by admin

This summer, the Little River Casino Resort’s 19th annual Charity Golf Outing brought in $63,206, which was officially distributed on Friday to eight area nonprofit organizations. (Dylan Savela/News Advocate) MANISTEE — Over the past 19 years, the Little River Casino Resort has raised more than $800,000 to benefit various charitable organizations in the area through its annual Charity Golf […]

LRBOI makes $20,000 donation to Forest Festival fireworks show

On May 3, 2018, in News, by admin

MANISTEE — Three times the fun is coming to Manistee National Forest Festival fireworks show this year. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians/Little River Casino Resort donated $20,000 to the Manistee National Forest Festival Fireworks that will allow them to triple the show this year. Shown (left to right) are Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce […]

Thousands of lake sturgeon released to increase population

On October 5, 2017, in News, by admin

(WPBN/WGTU) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and several partners released nearly 6,000 juvenile lake sturgeon into various public waters across the state this summer and fall. Juvenile lake sturgeon were collected from the wild during April and May and reared in streamside facilities until they were large enough to tag. Most fish were […]

More than 100 sturgeon released on Saturday

On September 6, 2017, in News, by admin

Children had the chance to release their own sturgeon into the Manistee River on Saturday. (Ashlyn Korienek/ News Advocate) MANISTEE COUNTY — Children and adults alike plunged their hands into buckets filled with small lake sturgeon, and carefully dipped each one into the Manistee River with well wishes on their new journey. The 14th annual Nmé (Sturgeon) […]

LRBOI to conduct sturgeon study

On March 27, 2017, in News, by admin

MANISTEE — For the first time in nearly 17 years, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) will be conducting an assessment of the Manistee River adult spawning population of lake sturgeon. In the Anishinabek language, sturgeon is known by the name of nmé and is the grandfather fish. Today the North American temperate freshwater fish is a protected […]

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Unique Housing Development in Fruitport Township

On March 25, 2017, in News, by admin

The Odeno (Place of Many Hearts) Housing Development will feature 300 single-family detached homes   Fruitport Twp., Mich.— The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) and Dirk Stone Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony today for their housing development project in Fruitport Township. The development is called Odeno, which means “a place of many […]