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McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

Typical and pervasive FMDA cult rhetoric. Merchants of fear, whose agenda is to galvanize weak-minded people, then prey on their fears of...

McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

Fargo’s Taxpayer Funded Cult

Prognosticate future weather conditions years, if not decades into the future. Yet, repeatedly miss short-term flood forecasts by several feet...

Fargo's Taxpayer Funded Cult

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 22,764,904.07 from February 29, 2016 to March 31, 2016. 1/6th (16.35% ) of the...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 200,040.47 from December 31 to January 31, 2016. 1/6th (14.65% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe...

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

I’m sorry Mr Mahoney, how dumb do you think taxpayers really are? Paying interest and principal on a borrowed $800 million that would...

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,530,334.43 from September 30 to October 31, 2015. 1/7th (13.32% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 4,793,218.74 from August 31 to September 30, 2015. 1/8th (12.9% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

So many questions, too few answers…, taxpayer subsidized buyouts to mitigate a project that does not have federal funding...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

Amidst the controversy generated by 200 – 400 percent buyouts in Oxbow, ND ~ Fargo Diversion Authority documents indicate the current...

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Isn’t it curious that Fargo Diversion Authority members claim this is all “part of the process”…, yet the process...

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Even at a modest borrowing rate, the local sales tax won’t cover the interest on a note to cover the federal share. The...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of March 31, 2016

$ 292,692,039.64

Here are the Top 8 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 133,702,953.28 83,877,720.45 49,825,232.83
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 31,947,294.10 23,939,845.27 8,007,448.83
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 25,792,957.86 10,419,381.95 15,373,575.91
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 24,965,819.01 17,815,819.01 7,150,000.00
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,364,063.63 13,922,332.19 3,441,731.44
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,580,206.40 14,316,243.93 1,263,962.47
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 6,929,000.00 6,929,000.00 0.00
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 99% of the Total Project Costs
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 91.1% of the Total Project Costs

March 31, 2016 Daily Expenditures $ 734,351.74 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of March 31, 2016

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McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

Typical and pervasive FMDA cult rhetoric. Merchants of fear, whose agenda is to galvanize weak-minded people, then prey on their fears of the “next big one” or “mandatory flood insurance”.

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Fargo's Taxpayer Funded Cult

Fargo’s Taxpayer Funded Cult

Prognosticate future weather conditions years, if not decades into the future. Yet, repeatedly miss short-term flood forecasts by several feet and ignore flaws in methods and flood prophecies.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 22,764,904.07 from February 29, 2016 to March 31, 2016. 1/6th (16.35% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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ND State Water Commissioner letter to FM Diversion Authority RE: Dam Permit

ND State Water Commissioner letter to FM Diversion Authority RE: Dam Permit

According to OSE staff analysis, approximately 10,380 acres of the area in North Dakota inundated by the FM Dam below 925 feet NAVD 88 are within Richland County. As Richland County is not a member of the Diversion Authority, it is uncertain whether the Diversion Authority has the power of eminent domain in Richland County.

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Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

P3 is not a savings at all! It is $400 million in instant up-front costs for the local share, which will be funded directly and indirectly via sales and property tax.

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Blind Leading the Blind

Blind Leading the Blind

It would be interesting to find out if the law firms representing their clients on the Minnesota side are willing to guarantee their legal advice (cover clients losses), should that lead to a decision to move forward with the new JPA agreement that proves to be against Minnesota law and the interests of landowners.

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BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

The Court’s order today is not the end of this case. The JPA’s Minnesota law claims are still pending against the Diversion Authority – those claims were not at issue in the motions decided in this order of the OHB ring levee remains in place. Those matters will await resolution on another day.

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Crooked Mechanics

Crooked Mechanics

How magnanimous to steal land and future economic prosperity from Minnesota, shove Fargo ND flood waters onto Minnesota and then stick Minnesotans with the bill.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,730,528.68 from January 31 to February 29, 2016. 1/6th (15.08% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

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