Tribe Agrees With Dismissal Of Lawsuit Over Land

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- An Oklahoma tribe has agreed with the government that the last claim in its lawsuit seeking to build a casino on suburban Wichita land should be dismissed.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ordered an Oklahoma tribe to show cause why the court shouldn't dismiss as moot the lawsuit's remaining claim of unreasonable delay.

The Interior Department had earlier notified the court that it rejected the tribe's application to take the Park City land into trust so the tribe can build a casino there.

Robinson left the decision last year to the Interior Department, but retained jurisdiction to ensure it processed the application in a timely manner.

The tribe noted Friday the Interior Department says it could submit a new application addressing accounting issues that formed the basis for the denial.

Posted by Greg Palmer