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GRAND CASINOS DONATES $10,000 TO NAVAJO NATION

 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: GRND), the Minneapolis-based Indian gaming management company, today announced that it was contributing $10,000 to the Navajo Nation to help fight the mysterious illness which has killed 11 people in the Four Corners region.
 Lyle Berman, Grand Casinos' chairman and chief executive officer stated, "Grand Casinos owes much to the Indian people and, hopefully, in this small way, we can help them in their time of need. From the very beginning of Grand Casinos, we have been truly committed to partnerships with our Indian friends and this contribution should continue to demonstrate our commitment to this partnership."
 The contribution was given by Grand Casinos' Vice President of Tribal and Associate Relations Marvin Hanson, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Chippewa Band of Minnesota. The donation was given to Peterson Zaah, president of the Navajo Nation. Zaah, in receiving the donation, commented, "We were surprised and pleased to learn that Grand Casinos wanted to help us by donating this amount. We are happy Grand Casinos wanted to be a partner with us in our time of need. We truly appreciate the donation and it will greatly help our efforts to find the cause of this illness and, when it is found, to pay for the cost of eradication and prevention."
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 /CONTACT: Marv Hanson, vice president of Tribal and associate relations, or Richard Schuetz, vice president of corporate marketing, 612-449-9092, both of Grand Casinos; or Duane Beyal, press officer of the Navajo Nation, 602-871-6352/


CO: Grand Casinos, Inc.; Navajo Nation ST: Minnesota, Arizona IN: CNO SU:

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