Feds approve North Fork gaming compact

In late July the Department of the Interior approved the gaming compact for a proposed casino to be built at Hwy. 99 and Avenue 18 north of Madera. Lawsuits are still pending that could affect if, or when, they can begin construction.

The Fresno Bee quoted tribal chairwoman Maryann McGovran as saying, “We’re very excited and pleased, and proud of the perseverance and dedication it took to achieve this milestone.”

And in reference to the lawsuits she said the tribe has “fulfilled the letter and spirit of the law.”