Prior Lake, MN (KROC AM News) - The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel broke ground Tuesday on a new hotel tower and convention center project at its popular site near the Twin Cities.

The group says the project is expected to create up to 400 construction jobs and approximately 100 permanent jobs.

The new nine-story hotel tower will feature 180 rooms and when finished, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel will be the second-largest in the metro area.

The new Mystic Lake Center will include a 70,000-square-foot meeting and event center.

Mystic Lake also plans to complete a full remodel of its existing 586 hotel rooms this summer.

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