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Shooting Star COVID Updates:

Canadian Travel Testing Sites listed below.
Latest update: Friday, March 4 – Masks are no longer required for guests.

As of Friday, March 4, masks are no longer required for guests at both Mahnomen and Bagley properties, but are still encouraged.

We continue to work in coordination with our White Earth tribal leadership, who carefully monitors guidelines from state and federal resources. Currently our hours of operation are 24/7 in Mahnomen and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday in Bagley.

A smoking shelter has been set up outside the back entrance of the casino. Smoking is not permitted inside the casino, hotel, and restaurants to ensure the health and safety of our guests and team members at both Mahnomen and Bagley.

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is Shooting Star Casino’s top priority. Shooting Star Casino continues to follow stringent cleaning procedures. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facilities and have increased the frequency of cleaning in public areas within our property. Our 24-hour cleaning staff spends hundreds of hours each week on our facilities, and we have dedicated additional personnel to sanitize all high-touch surfaces throughout public areas. We continue to provide additional sanitation stations across the casinos, hotel, restaurants and event center to promote handwashing and cleanliness. Our employees have been educated on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 and all viruses. Smoking is not allowed inside Shooting Star buildings, a smoking shelter is located outside the back entrance of the casino.

Thank you to everyone who has visited. And if you haven’t been back, when you feel you’re ready to join us, our STAR team will be ready to welcome you back. We will do our part to make every effort to give you a fun, and safe, entertainment experience.

At Shooting Star, we pride ourselves on being a STAR in the community. We want to thank our guests and team for the overwhelming support and continued loyalty throughout this difficult time for all.

We would like to remind all guests, if you are feeling ill and have any symptoms of COVID 19 please stay home for the safety of our guests and team members.

Please see our health and sanitation guidelines here. 

Continued updates will be available in the Community Newsroom on our website.

Thank you to our guests, team and community-
Scott Stevens, General Manager

– Team member questions, please contact Human Resources 218-936-2549 or your department.

 

 

 

Canadian Guests – Testing Sites Info

COVID-19 TESTING

Individuals with COVID-19 testing requirement for travel should be tested using the RT PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test. Below are different locations you can get tested for travel purposes.

Grand Forks Public Health

  • UND Fritz Pollard Jr Athletic Center
  • 2419 2nd Ave N, Grand Forks
  • Monday-Friday, 7-11 AM
  • Call 701-780-6358 for an appointment
  • Results back within 48-72 hours
  • Free of charge

CVS Molecular Lab Testing Sites

Community Site CVS 8620 – 32Nd Ave. S Grand Forks,
1950 32nd Ave. S, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Frazee Street Detroit Lakes Covid – 19 Testing Site,
329 Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Center Avenue, West Dilworth Covid – 19 Testing Site,
1714 Center Avenue, West, Dilworth, MN 56529

Walgreens Diagnostic Lab Test

Bemidji Walgreens, Bemidji Covid – 19 Testing Site
421 Paul Bunyan DR NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Moorhead Walgreens, Moorhead Covid – 19 Testing Site
700 30TH AVE S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Park Rapids Walgreens, Park Rapids Covid – 19 Testing Site
101 MAIN AVE N, Park Rapids, MN 56470

 

 

 

Additional resources:

CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Refer to these resources for reliable information about COVID-19 as it becomes available:

 

UPDATES & FAQs

General Questions and Answers

Q: How are you keeping the property clean?

A:  The health and safety of our guests and team members are always our top priority. We are taking rigorous sanitary and safety measures to safely welcome you to Shooting Star Casino, including installation of automatic sliding doors and thermal scanners. Housekeeping will clean rooms with enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of sanitizing guns, after each guest checks out. Each operating department has its own customized set of procedures. For more details, please see our health and sanitation guidelines.

Q: Will a photo ID be required to enter Shooting Star Casino?

A: A photo ID does not need to be shown as part of the screening process, however, to be able to claim a jackpot a photo ID will be needed.

Q: How can you ensure the safety of guests?

A: As of Friday, March 4, masks are no longer required for guests at both Mahnomen and Bagley properties, but are still encouraged. For the safety of our guests and our staff, STAR team members will wear masks. Signs will guide you to always stay six feet from other guests. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the property, and the STAR team will frequently clean and sanitize high-touch areas during operating hours.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask? What about when I’m drinking?

A: As of Friday, March 4, masks are no longer required for guests at both Mahnomen and Bagley properties, but are still encouraged.

Q: Will I be able to smoke at the Casino?

A: Smoking will not be permitted inside the casino, hotel, and restaurants to ensure the health and safety of our guests and team members at both Mahnomen and Bagley. Smoking is permitted outside while maintaining a physical distance of six feet. A smoking shelter has been set up outside the back entrance of the casino.

Q: Can I bring my child or a minor to the casino with me?

A: We are now allowing kids in the hotel and restaurants.

Q: What food and beverage options are available?

A: Mino Wiisini will be open for sit-down or to-go orders seven days a week 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Smoke BBQ & Brew will be open Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar will be open seven days a week 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 2ONE8 will be closed. Traditions Buffet is open Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm-9pm, Sundays 11am-4pm. Mustang Lounge will be open seven days a week, offering cocktail service on the casino floor. Entertainment in Mustang Lounge Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm-12:30am. Eagles Landing non-smoking bar will be open seven days a week providing cocktail service.

Q: When will the hotel reopen?

A: Shooting Star Casino hotel is open.

Q: When will the RV Park reopen?

A: Shooting Star Casino will reopen the RV Park on May 28.

Q: When will bingo open?

A: Shooting Star Casino and the White Earth Tribal Council has decided to start Teleconference Bingo. Golden Eagle Bingo will remain closed at this time.

Q: When will my offers resume?

A: We encourage our guests to call 800-453-STAR(7827) to ask about their offers.

Q: Is the event center open?

A: The event center is open for all bookings.
Call us: 1.866.345.4998
Email us: sales@starcasino.com

Q: When will the spa open?

A: The spa will remain closed. For any further updates, subscribe to Shooting Star SMS text messages or email at [starcasino.com].

Q: Is the pool open?

A: Pool and hot tub are OPEN! We do ask guests to keep a 6ft distance from people not in your group.

Q: Will I be able to use my comps for rooms and promo money?

A: We aren’t honoring birthday promos, but we encourage you to call 218-936-6711 to talk to a guest service specialist to find out exactly which promos and Star Cash are loaded on your cards.

Q: What if I have questions that have not been addressed above?

A: Please use our online contact us page for any additional questions. Or call 800-453-STAR (7827) if you would like to speak with someone for assistance.

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 donations@starcasino.com for more information.

COMMUNITY INFO

2022 scholarship Application
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT – Apr 11

Have questions or concerns?
Email us: scholarship@starcasino.com

Download Application

 

Ready to shoot for the stars?

You’re par for the course with the 8th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament, Friday, June 7, 2019!

REGISTER NOW to swing into our 8th annual golf tournament to support the Shooting Star Scholarship, benefiting the youth of the White Earth Nation. The prizes are well above par and the top players can win top prizes. With three-person teams, 18 holes & prizes worth hundreds, you’re sure to hit your stroke of luck.

Pictured, L to R: Hunter Clark; Star golfer, Mike Morken, Valley News Live, KVLY-TV; Brady Liebl; Blake Kahlbaugh; Former Shooting Star Scholarship recipients took 1st place in flight one, golfing for Star sponsor, Aristocrat, at the 2018 tournament

2022 SHOOTING STAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - NOW AVAILABLE

Download the 2022 Shooting Star Scholarship Application
Deadline to submit – Mon, Apr 11

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star 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 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

  • A high school senior graduating in 2022
  • White Earth enrolled member or descendant

2022 scholarship Application
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT – Apr 11

Have questions or concerns?
Email us: scholarship@starcasino.com

 

Download 2022 Scholarship Application Form

2018 Awards Banquet

2018 tournament golfers had the opportunity to golf with professional athletes, including former Minnesota Vikings cornerback, Autry Beamon, former Vikings runningback, Rickey Young, and KVLY-TV Valley News Live news anchors Mike Morken and Chris Berg. A dinner and awards ceremony to honor the 26 scholarship recipients was held after the tournament at Shooting Star Casino’s Event Center.

 

Shooting Star Scholarship beneficiaries also received a certificate of recognition at commencement ceremonies in addition to their $1,000 scholarship from the fund.

2018 Overall tournament winners included:

Flight One

·       1st place: Aristocrat Team A – Hunter Clark, Brady Liebl, Blake Kahlbaugh

·       2nd place: Konami Team A – Dave Jurina, Jeff Bjerk, Jennifer Jurina

·       3rd place: Gitchi Gaming – Greg John, Al Goodwin, John Simon

2018-2019 Scholarship recipients included:
MICHAEL AGNEW Parent/Guardian: Barb & Chuck Agnew; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: MN  State Community and Technical College; Major: HVAC

JACOB ARENDS Parent/Guardian: Nick & Val Arends; High School attended: Dilworth/Glyndon/Felton

Attending: Concordia; Major: Pre-Law

KENNETH BENNETT Parent/Guardian: Michael & Colleen Bennett; High School attended: Laporte

Attending: Northwest Tech – Bemidji; Major: Plumbing & HVAC

TAYLOR BENSON Parent/Guardian: Jesse & Kristal Benson; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: ND State College of Science; Major: Occupational Therapy Assistant

DION BOWER Parent/Guardian: Tracy Goodwin & Casper Bower; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Fond Du Lac; Major: Physical Education

CATHERINE BUNKER Parent/Guardian: Michael & Cynthia Bunker; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: North Dakota State University; Major: Paleontology

JACQUELINE DURANT Parent/Guardian: Robert & LuAnn Durant; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: NDSU/Concordia; Major: Interior Design/Architecture

THERESA DURANT Parent/Guardian:    High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Fond Du Lac; Major: Psychology

JESSE FAIN Parent/Guardian: Jesse & Ann Fain; High School attended: Ulen-Hitterdal

Attending: M State – Fergus Falls; Major: Robotics Engineer

KYLEE GAGNON Parent/Guardian: Michael & Krysta Heisler; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Concordia College – Moorhead; Major: Nursing

BAILEY GREENE Parent/Guardian: Tony & Karlene Greene; High School attended: Thief River Falls

Attending: Northland Community & Technical College; Major: Liberal Arts

IKE HILLS Parent/Guardian: Norman & Cindy Hills; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: University of MN – Morris; Major: Biology

DEONDRA JACKSON Parent/Guardian: Jodi Anderson & Dennis Jackson; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Minnesota State University – Moorhead; Major: Early Childhood Education or Social Work

ANDREW JOHNSON Parent/Guardian: James Johnson & Patti Kappedal; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Autobody Collision & Repair Technology

MATAYA KEEZER Parent/Guardian: Cassandra Hoban & Rodney Keezer; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Lake Superior Duluth; Major: Medical Field/Surgeon Tech

SARAH KEEZER Parent/Guardian: Melissa Keezer; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Photography

WAYNE LAVOY-BRUNETTE Parent/Guardian: Joan Lavoy; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: M-State Wadena; Major: HVAC

ANNMARIE LENOIR Parent/ Guardian: Debra Kier; High School Attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Concordia College – Moorhead; Major: Nursing

ANTHONY MONTOYA Parent/Guardian:Indosa Montoya & Hector Montoya; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Computer Science

DANIEL SNETSINGER Parent/Guardian: Edward & Sarah Snetsinger; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: U of M – Crookston, UND, Bemidji State; Major: Natural Resources

KARI STENSENG Parent/Guardian: Jade & Trina Stenseng; High School attended: Bagley

Attending: Bemidji State University; Major: Nursing

GRACE STEVENS Parent/Guardian: Vance & Jennifer Stevens; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Lake Superior Technical College; Major: Nursing

ASHLEIGH STUVLAND Parent/Guardian: Brand & Alonda Stuvland; High School attended: Moorhead

Attending: North Dakota State University; Major: Biological Sciences

LINDSEY THOMPSON Parent/Guardian: Tiffany Thompson; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Bemidji State University; Major: Psychology

SHAYLYN TIBBETTS Parent/Guardian:Tricia Tibbets & Jeffrey Tibbets; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Minnesota State University – Moorhead; Major: Undecided

BREANNA WARREN Parent/Guardian: Tyron & Michelle Warren; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: University of North Dakota; Major: Criminal Justice