McGREGOR - The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe have bought another popular Minnesota resort.

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures has announced the purchase of Big Sandy Lodge & Resort in McGregor. It's on Davis Bay, on the south shore of Big Sandy Lake.

The sale includes the resort's 18 lodge rooms, seven cabins, and 14 townhomes. They've also bought The Pines Restaurant and the Bear's Den Sports Bar & Grille.

They say no immediate changes are planned.

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort will be hosting the 69th Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener on May 13th and 14th.

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures manages all the Mille Lacs Bands businesses, including: Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, Eddy's Resort on Lake Mille Lacs, and several hotels in the Twin Cities.

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, photo courtesy of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures