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Dakota County, NE endorses Warrior casino proposal

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© The company plans to turn the Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings into a $122 million casino complex. © The company plans to turn the Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings into a $122 million casino complex.

One of three casino developers looking to build in downtown Sioux City got support from Dakota County, Nebraska, Monday.

The Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to draft a letter endorsing Ho-Chunk Incorporated, the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The company plans to turn the Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building into a $122 million casino complex.

Commissioners we talked to liked the idea of the renovation, saying they remember the glory days of the Warrior, decades ago. 

Ho-Chunk says the endorsement is one piece of a larger plan to gather support from surrounding communities.

"We feel it's very important to have all of the local organizations represented because this is not just a gaming operation, it's an economic development opportunity for downtown Sioux City," said CEO of the Winnebago Gaming Development Corporation Brian Chamberlain.

Earlier Monday, Ho-Chunk reps said they received another endorsement from Thurston County, Nebraska.

There are two other developers in the running, Sioux City Entertainment's Hard Rock proposal and Penn National Gaming's two Hollywood style proposals.

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