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Brief: Pro-casino group outspent opposition

LARCHWOOD, Iowa -- In the controversial campaign surrounding the construction of a resort and casino near Larchwood, the side in favor of the facility outspent the opposition group by a nearly 7-1 margin.

The Kehl Management-funded Citizens for Economic Growth in Lyon County spent nearly $298,000. That's almost seven times that of opposition group Lyon County Citizens for Casino Truth, which spent about $43,000.

Voters approved the construction of the resort and casino in a referendum vote Sept. 23.