December 13, 2016
Twice yearly payments have been made by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to Michigan and local government for over 20 years. 8 percent would be paid to the state. 2 percent would be paid to the local government.
The payments were part of an agreement that the tribe would make from their casino's Class III slot machine profits.
May and November is when the local government is given their payments.
$134,608 was paid from the Ojibwa Casino Resort-Baraga to Baraga Count from April 1 to September 30.
$172,572.67 was also paid during the same time by Ojibwa Casino-Marquette to Marquette County.
The Ojibwa Casino Resort-Baraga paid $538,434.44 to Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Ojibwa Casino-Marquette paid $690,290.68.
May 2017 will be the due date for the next payments.
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