1. This past weekend on Friday night 11/23/2012, my son had his 2011 Ford Ranger stolen from the horseshoe turnaround at the hotel entrance. The tribal police did investigate the incident via camera and know exactly who the culprits are. A 22 year old female and a 29 year old male who are local tribal members. My son was “blamed” for the incident because he had his truck running when he walked through the front doors to grab his luggage. It took less than several minutes for his truck to disappear. They have not yet located the culprits or the truck. I inquired about getting a security member located near the front entrance and was told they can’t afford a guard to monitor the entryway. (Ironically when I walked through the isle way between the elevators and the casino area there were 3 guards on duty standing around talking at the pool entry door. Apparently the security at this location is far more important). As far as the truck running outside the hotel entry door, I counted 11 cars running in this area when we left the casino the morning of the 25th.
2. After the truck theft incident where my son had planned to leave and go back to the cities, he had talked to the manager about getting comped a room considering the circumstances because he felt he had to stick around in the hopes of getting his truck recovered and returned. He was basically told “no way are we giving you a room because it was your own fault”. He ended up sleeping with different relatives on the floor of their rooms until he could get a ride back to the Twin Cities.
3. My son is a relatively large man, 6’3” and 280lbs. with arms as large as most peoples thighs. He is a gentle giant by standards. On Saturday the 24th he was getting a soda at one of the dispensers on the casino floor. He was accosted and an attempt was made to push my son out of the way by one of the local self-described gang member as he called himself. My son asked him what he thought he was doing and this guy started throwing out a tirade of names by calling my son the “N” word numerous times loudly and asked him if he wanted to “finish this in the parking lot”. My son just laughed at the guy and walked away from the situation. I am proud of my son for not doing anything else.
4. This morning (I am an early riser), I went out front to drink a cup of coffee and have a cigarette. I was surrounded by 4 young “gang members” as they called themselves. They started to give me a hard time and asked me if I was scared of them. I laughed at them and told them they have “Obviously have no idea what scared is” and I just walked away from these guys as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel is one of the largest casino hotels in the state of Minnesota featuring 494 rooms designed specifically for comfort and convenience. Our hotel property is a short walk from Lake Mille Lacs and features spacious luxurious suites and personalized service you would expect from a premier destination. In addition to our lively and exciting casino gaming floor, our hotel property boasts an oversized tranquil swimming pool, a 20-person Jacuzzi surrounded by a rock waterfall, a fitness center featuring high end Precor equipment, five delicious restaurants including a coffee shop, retail outlets featuring products such as Coach, a grand arcade with over 80 games, a daycare facility with special rates for players, and a nationally recognized events and convention center. Our all-season property offers a convenient central Minnesota just a short drive north of the Twin Cities location right off Highway 169. See you on your next visit to Mille Lacs! ... more less
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- Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel Onamia
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