March 16, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 63

Lac Vieux Desert Tribe donates 2 percent funds

WATERSMEET — The Lac Vieux Desert Tribe presented its semi-annual revenue sharing funds to Watersmeet Township and Watersmeet Township School officials Friday afternoon at the casino.

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The funds, also known as 2 percent funds, are presented to local units of government twice a year as part of 1994 compact with the state, according to tribal board vice chair and 2 percent committee member Joette Pete-Baldwin.

On Friday, the township received a check for $158,235. The school’s check was for $22,500.

According to Pete-Baldwin, any group, through a government entity, can ask for funds. The...