Lawsuit Blocking Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Gambling Projects Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit to block a Northern Michigan tribe from getting approval for gambling facilities.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build two projects downstate.

The first is a casino near downtown Lansing.

The second is another project in Wayne County near the Detroit Metro Airport.

The judge dismissed a state-filed complaint opposing the project.

The judge is now reviewing the ruling.

In 2013, an appeals court ruled the tribe could move ahead with plans for the Lansing casino.