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Prior Lake, MN – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community General Council has filled a vacancy on its Business Council with the election of a new Secretary/Treasurer. Lori K. Watso, who served as the SMSC’s Secretary/Treasurer from January 2000-2004, was elected to the position and sworn in on September 10, 2012.
The vacancy was created by the sudden death of longtime Chairman Stanley R. Crooks on August 25, 2012. Pursuant to the constitutional procedures which govern the Community. Vice-Chairman Charlie Vig succeeded Chairman Crooks and Secretary/Treasurer Keith B. Anderson assumed the office of Vice-Chairman. A tribal election was held to fill the office of Secretary/Treasurer which became vacant when the two other members assumed their new roles.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian Tribe in Minnesota, is the owner and operator of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Little Six Casino, Mazopiya, The Meadows at Mystic Lake, and other enterprises on a reservation south of the Twin Cities.