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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

It’s unfair and unethical to force family farmers, homeowners and communities to pursue their own costly legal recourse...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

The lowest existing ground level in the new portion of Oxbow, ND requires a 22.5 foot high levee because it is 10 feet lower than...

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority refuses to explore retention as a viable flood protection option. Refusal to explore combined alternative...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

This is a new tactic and was prompted perhaps by Fargo’s tardy realization that the project will not survive Minnesota’s...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

Hogs at the Trough

Like calling the hogs to the trough…, the Fargo Forum heralds commencement of the $70+ million OHB project, including a brand new swimming pool, clubhouse,...

Hogs at the Trough

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Fargo Flop Flops on their OHB ring dike position. Fargo Diversion Authority leaders willing to say anything, do anything,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2014 Vendor Name ApprovedContract/Invoice Amount Liquidated OutstandingEncumbrance...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

The PR gang at the Diversion Authority have been turning themselves inside out trying to vilify the benefits of retention....

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-04-22

The OHB levee is a project component of the F-M Project, without an independent basis for its construction as...

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-04-22

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 24th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority uses straw man arguments to distort viable solutions to Fargo flood protection. Fargo, ND is demanding...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 24th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 10th, 2014

Seated next to the Diversion Authority’s attorney in the courtroom was an attorney representing the Army Corps, aka, the...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 3rd, 2014

The location of the F-M Diversion dam and levee determines how much of the natural flood plain is “protected” for development....

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 3rd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 27th, 2014

The snow-making that’s been a part of the Diversion Authority’s public relations mantra, systematically understates costs...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 27th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 20th, 2014

If Fargo is in effect buying votes by unwise use of funds, what are we going to get in the end? That will leave the people...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 20th, 2014

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of May 31st, 2014

$ 63,310,318.71

Here are the Top 15 Recipients

Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,890,094.00
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,491,244.99
CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 9,167,398.87
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00
TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00
OXBOW. CITY OF 2,935,741.87
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 2,450,000.00
KENNELLY & OKEEFFE 1,729,310.56
URS CORPORATION 1,501,488.42
MINNESOTA DNR 1,492,718.00
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 828,169.58
MOORE ENGINEERING INC 662,468.17
HOUSTON ENGINEERING INC 576,669.57
RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION 500,000.00
NORTHERN TITLE CO 484,016.00
GRAND TOTAL$ 62,220,301.03

The Top 15 Payees Comprise 98.28% of the Total Project Costs

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Recent Posts

Wild Rice Alternative

Wild Rice Alternative

Project Failure: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fails to explore options and alternative that DO NOT promote encroachment and urban sprawl into the last natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND in direct and indirect violation of Executive Order 11988 (EO11988). More to the point, the limited alternatives explored are concentric to the “exploitation for urban sprawl” into the last natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

It’s unfair and unethical to force family farmers, homeowners and communities to pursue their own costly legal recourse to Fargo’s development project. But then again, maybe we’re expecting too much of our neighbors and elected leaders.

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Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

The lowest existing ground level in the new portion of Oxbow, ND requires a 22.5 foot high levee because it is 10 feet lower than the lowest residential property along Schnell drive in Oxbow, ND. However, the FEMA regulatory flood plain indicates the lowest existing properties along Schnell drive are only 10.8 inches below the FEMA regulatory 100 year flood plain.

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Fargo Diversion Authority Ducks Unlimited 404 Permit Deal

Fargo Diversion Authority Ducks Unlimited 404 Permit Deal

Bruce Spiller: “…correct, when we were in final phase with the Corps we tried to get this moved now uhh, now that we have authorization to try to get mitigation because we are going to have extra wetlands on the whole project, um, and tried to get it to separate it and they basically came back with we wouldn’t get a permit if we didn’t go to this.”

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Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo and Cass county are almost to the point of being the antonym to the very principles that most Americans hold near and dear.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority refuses to explore retention as a viable flood protection option. Refusal to explore combined alternative underscores the ignorance of city and county leaders pushing a multi-billion dollar dam and diversion project to foster development of the natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

This is a new tactic and was prompted perhaps by Fargo’s tardy realization that the project will not survive Minnesota’s permitting process. The State of Minnesota now needs to defend its laws and its citizens from Fargo’s development plan. If you are a Minnesota resident it is very important that you immediately contact your representatives and let them know your feelings and the importance of this matter.

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Hogs at the Trough

Hogs at the Trough

Like calling the hogs to the trough…, the Fargo Forum heralds commencement of the $70+ million OHB project, including a brand new swimming pool, clubhouse, Robert Trent Jones designer course holes and relocation of nearly half the city of Oxbow…, BEFORE completing internal flood protection to safeguard Fargo taxpayers.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Fargo Flop Flops on their OHB ring dike position. Fargo Diversion Authority leaders willing to say anything, do anything, impose anything to get their way.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington value our community, Clay and Wilkin Counties, as belonging to Minnesota. Fargo Diversion Authority insists on developing the natural flood plain south of the city and relocating water impacts onto Minnesota.

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