Mahnomen County off hook for back taxes
A federal judge in Minneapolis ruled last week that Shooting Star Casino is not subject to property taxes, closing a rancorous chapter between the White Earth Band of Chippewa and Mahnomen County.
The White Earth Band filed the lawsuit to stop foreclosure proceedings by the state and the county after the band stopped paying property taxes on casino land in 2006.
But another portion of the ruling by Federal Judge Michael J. Davis gives Mahnomen County a break.
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