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Spotlight: Secrecy shrouds Bristol land deal for casino

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Some residents in the Kenosha County village of Bristol are worried community leaders are fast-tracking a land sale that could put a casino in their backyard.

And the local government’s failure to clearly alert residents to action on the property is only heightening concerns that the Bristol Village Board is secretly trying to drive a deal that could ultimately prove detrimental to the community.

As Wisconsin Spotlight first reported, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is trying to resurrect its long-dead plan to build a Hard Rock Casino and hotel in Kenosha, according to multiple Capitol sources.

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