Casino Opponents Hand In Petition - Friday 12th of May 2006

NORTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "Opponents of a proposed Indian casino brought a petition with 4,298 signatures Monday before the Grand Forks City Council.

"That number represents about 11 percent of eligible voters in the city though Jerry Hjelden, the head of the Grand Forks Petition Committee, said the group could fetch many more signatures given more time.

"The signatures were met with silence from council members, a silence that proved puzzling to both Hjelden and council member Eliot Glassheim, the only council member to openly oppose the casino so far.

"…Council members have approved a resolution encouraging the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa to keep working on their proposal. Many on the council, with the notable exception of Glassheim, say they're taking a wait-and-see attitude…"

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