Menominee continue walk to Madison, push for casino
WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -
WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -- Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe are about halfway through their journey from Keshena to Madison where they hope to meet with Gov. Scott Walker this week and change his mind about their plans for a casino in Kenosha.
About a dozen tribal members left Keshena Friday on foot in the bitter cold. The number of marchers has dropped and risen depending on the day. Menominee Chairman Gary Besaw says the walkers left Wautoma early Monday headed for Portage.
Walker has refused to give the tribe final approval for the $800 million Hard Rock casino project and hasn't indicated that he's open to reconsideration. The city of Zion, Illinois has approached the tribe about locating the casino in that community.