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Menominee leader urges Walker to approve casino

By Associated Press. CREATED Nov 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 5, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Menominee chairman Craig Corn says approval of a casino in Kenosha will help pull his tribe out of poverty.

Corn and members of the tribe gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to continue their call on Gov. Scott Walker to approve the off-reservation casino. Opponents of the casino were holding their own event later Tuesday.

Corn says the tribe has been working with Walker to find a pathway for him to approve the project that's been in the works for two decades. Corn says, "We are ready to do whatever it takes to come to an irresistible offer."

Walker is expected to announce his decision this week, but his spokesman Tom Evenson says it likely will not come on Tuesday.

The Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi tribes oppose the Kenosha casino.