Federal Lawsuit Against Grand Gateway Hotel Leads to Consent Decree

(Rapid City, SD) — Owners of the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City are entering a consent decree after a federal lawsuit. According to the U.S. Justice Department, it’s because of a discrimination suit against Native American customers. Connie Uhre [[ Ur – E ]] will be barred from serving as an officer or director of the company or from exercising any management duties at the hotel for four years under the consent decree. The defendants are also going to issue a public apology. Following a shooting in March of last year near the hotel, one of the owners made several comments on Facebook threatening to ban all Native Americans from the hotel and Cheers Sports Bar. Those comments led to protests and boycotts.

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