Emmet County is looking to help community members who struggle with gambling addictions. Revenue from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been earmarked for a gambling addiction treatment program.
Under a state compact with the tribe, two percent of the net revenues from the Odawa Casino are required to be distributed throughout Emmet County. Continue reading →
A federal appeals court says a northern Michigan Indian tribe does not get to set its own labor rules at the casino it operates near Manistee.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians claimed tribal sovereignty allowed it to adopt its own laws that ban strikes and discourage union organizing by casino employees. The Teamsters challenged the tribal act, and the union won before the National Labor Relations Board. Continue reading →
In January specialists in the oil industry will be flocking to Mid-Michigan. The 25th annual No-Spills conference is scheduled for Mt. Pleasant.
Linda Hensel is Committee Chairman for what’s called the No-Spills conference. She said the conference will be an informative forum.
“Although we have vendors and they’re there because they want to meet potential clients, everybody in this conference is here because we want to know what’s actually going on in our field and related fields. I think that’s one thing that’s really important, this is not a hype type conference. The scope is very limited so that we are able to discuss the important things that need to be discussed.”
The organization is moving to a larger facility this year. The conference will be held in the Soaring Eagle Resort.
Hensel said the move is necessary because the conference is growing in size. She also said the location in the center of the state will be more accessible to the masses.