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  Ground Broken For $11.7 Million Expansion to 4 Bears Casino & Lodge      

Photos by Glenda Embry
April 13, 2012
By Eloise Ogden-Regional Editor, Minot Daily News

NEW TOWN - Ground was broken Thursday for a 122-room hotel addition to the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, west of New Town.

Scott Wilson, chief operating officer of the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, said the total cost of the project is $11.7 million.

The New Town/Stanley area has a severe shortage of accommodations and the expansion is being done to alleviate some of that shortage.

The Three Affiliated Tribes own and operate the casino and lodge.

Historically, the casino and lodge expansion is the first project the Three Affiliated Tribes have ever financed totally themselves, said Glenda Baker-Embry, tribal public relations officer. She said other projects have been financed with grants and the tribes provided partial funding,

The new addition will include 100 standard rooms, 20 suites and two executive suites with walk-out balconies. Many rooms will have a view of Lake Sakakawea. There will also be a fine dining restaurant that will accommodate up to 120 people. The current restaurant will be remodeled.

Casino and lodge officials, Three Affiliated Tribes' business council members, general contractor representatives and others gathered for the ground breaking event.

Alliance Building Group, with headquarters in Las Vegas and also a North Dakota division, is the general contractor.

Pat Packineu is general manager of the casino and lodge, located four miles west of New Town and off N.D. Highway 23.

The new facility is scheduled to open for business this fall.

Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763