BLOOMINGTON, Minn. --
A casino, a family-oriented hotel with themed guest rooms and an
indoor golf course are among the elements of a $1 billion Phase II
expansion plan for the Mall of America unveiled by Triple Five of
Minnesota, the malls managing partner.
The plans also call
for a performing arts center, a public ice rink, a canal with
gondolas, retail space for high-end department stores and boutique
shops and a tram that would connect the 4-million-square-foot
expansion with a light-rail station.
expected to begin this year, with completion scheduled for late
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