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New chairperson elected by Menominee Tribe

KESHENA, WI (WTAQ) - The Menominee Indian tribe has a new leader, as it seeks approval from Governor Scott Walker for a new Hard Rock casino and hotel in Kenosha.

Tribal lawmakers elected Laurie Boivin Sunday to replace Craig Corn -- who has spent the last two years as the tribe's chairman.

It's the Menominee tribe's turn to deliver the annual State of the Tribes' address at the State Capitol on Thursday -- and Boivin will deliver that speech, not Corn as was mentioned earlier.

Corn said the tribe's constitution calls for an annual election of an Executive Council, and he was grateful for the support he received by lawmakers during his two terms as chair. He'll continue on the tribal Legislature for another three years.

Boivin also headed the Menominee tribe in 2010, and has served on its Legislature from 2003 to 2012. That was when Boivin had to step down because tribal law allows members to serve for only three terms in a row.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)