The flag representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Rhonda Silence

Grand Portage Tribal Council update on COVID-19 and Minneapolis

As part of our ongoing coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North Shore, here is the latest from Grand Portage. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence, spoke with Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Chair Beth Drost.
Drost shared information on the re-opening of the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, and shortly after the interview, WTIP Community Radio received the offical announcement that the lodge and casino would be opening on Monday, June 22. However, as Tribal Chair Drost tells WTIP in her interview, this date is tentative, based on COVID-19 recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health.

The statement from Grand Portge Lodge and Casino Marketing Director Todd Ford says that returning guests can expect some additional new safety procedures and protocols. For complete details, visit the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino website.

In addition to news from Grand Portage, Drost also shares some thoughts on the unrest in Minneapolis and its impact on tribal members in the Twin Cities.