A star in the community through charity.

White Earth Nation supports the Native American tradition of giving back to the community through donations to local events and organizations. Shooting Star is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation.

To request a non-monetary donation, download a form here. Or email for more information.

Shooting Star Scholarship 2018-2019

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

MAHNOMEN, MN, April 2, 2008 - Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, a premier Northern Minnesota casino destination, was recently recognized with a Telly Award for its 2007 advertising campaign. Selected from more than 14,000 entries was Shooting Star's "Now that's More!" television campaign developed by Minneapolis-based agency Russell Herder.

"It's exciting to have our work recognized with such a prestigious award. We're very proud of the campaign we were able to develop with Russell Herder," said Shooting Star's director of marketing LeAnn Person. "It's fun and entertaining, and that's what you can expect from Shooting Star."

The series of four commercials, titled "Meat Raffle," "Girls' Night Out," "Bad Comedian" and "Basement Poker" features life moments in which the characters aren't getting the type of entertainment they expected. The campaign challenges consumers, "Feel like you deserve more?" contrasting the experiences to the kind of entertainment you'd find at Shooting Star Casino. "Now that's More" is Shooting Star's offer and promise of more fun and more entertainment.

"Shooting Star's emphasis on hospitality and entertainment gave us a foundation for strong work," said Russell Herder executive creative director Brian Herder. "Most casino advertising gets pretty tiresome; these commercials are fun to watch and really do reflect the Shooting Star brand."

Founded in 1978, The Telly Awards is an international competition honoring outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

About Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center
Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation. Its unique poker room, 1,100 slots, 16 blackjack tables, upscale convention facility, state-of-the-art spa, and 390 hotel guest rooms and suites make Shooting Star one of Minnesota's premier gaming destinations. Shooting Star Casino is located 35 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. For more information, visit

About Russell Herder
Russell Herder is an independent marketing communications firm providing award-winning advertising, public relations, interactive, research and media services for a roster of national clients. For more information on Russell Herder, visit


7th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, June 15, 2018

Download Scholarship Application form, click here.


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