Wielding an oversized scissors, Leech Lake Tribal Chair Faron Jackson (center) cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of Cedar Lakes Casino and Hotel. Joining him are (front row to his left) Joe Jackson, Ass’t. GM, Northern Lights; Stephanie Tanner; Amy Stangel; Breanna Miettinen, controller, Leech Lake Gaming; Heidi Bilyeu; Leroy Fairbanks, Dist. III Rep; (front row to Faron’s right) Laurel Jackson, Faron’s wife; Robbie Howe, Dist. I Rep; Audrey Emineth, GM, Cedar Lakes Casino; and Donnie Headbird. In the back row (left to right) are Derek Jackson, GM, White Oak Casino; Damien Thielke, Dir. of Investigations; Pete Paquette, Dir. of Human Resources; Mike Auger, Gaming Director; and Robbie Budreau, Jr., Executive Director of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

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