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Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Is it too much to expect that Darrell Vanyo, Fargo Diversion Authority chairman, should take the time to read the legal motions filed...

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Diversion Authority officials claim they need a $2 billion dollar dam and diversion to avoid the high cost of flood fighting. Fargo, ND total flood fighting...

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

The pace and push for the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the very essence of corruption. It is the melting pot of decisions made under...

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

Arrogance and Overreach

If Darrel Vanyo is just another empty suit reciting the hearsay of the Corps of Engineers, project proponents and project designers – are taxpayers...

Arrogance and Overreach

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

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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MarK Broadshaug Is “All Wet” Regarding 100 year Flood Woes

The U.S. Corps of Engineer and Red River Basin reports failed to include the net effects of flood plain encroachment on rising flood crests and flood risks, which is directly related to new flood insurance requirements. Every person impacted with new flood insurance requirements can thank Fargo for gambling with flood data, dragging their feet on completing internal flood protection and continuing growth into flood prone areas causing greater future flood risks.

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Breaking News: Federal Court to Hear Joint Powers Case

Breaking News: Federal Court to Hear Joint Powers Case

Breaking News: Federal Judge rules on Richland Wilkin JPA claim. Decision allows Minnesota DNR to proceed as Amicus Curiae noting that the federal court will observe Minnesota law and permitting authority.

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Fargo Diversion Project Could Fail

Fargo Diversion Project Could Fail

Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell sells out Minnesotans, welcomes ND flood impacts. Campbell chooses ND land grab development over protecting MN property rights.

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Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Is it too much to expect that Darrell Vanyo, Fargo Diversion Authority chairman, should take the time to read the legal motions filed by Dorsey Whitney to fully understand what is occurring around him? Or maybe it’s a simple ploy of soliciting bumbling sympathy.

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Statement from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Office

Statement from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Office

Governor Dayton and his administration will do everything possible to ensure that Minnesota’s best interests are not trampled by this project.

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Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Diversion Authority officials claim they need a $2 billion dollar dam and diversion to avoid the high cost of flood fighting. Fargo, ND total flood fighting costs 1994-2013 are around $36.9 with $14.1 million in federal reimbursement for a net loss around $22 million.

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Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Minnesota Representative Jay McNamar (DFL) speaks out against the Fargo Diversion Authority moving ahead in their own self-interest without knowing possible negative impacts to Minnesota which only prioritizes property owners on the North Dakota side of the river.

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Letter: Forum Editorial Shows Clear Lack of Integrity

Letter: Forum Editorial Shows Clear Lack of Integrity

I urge The Forum to please try to save your last bits of journalistic integrity and publish the facts and not propagate propaganda. I realize that in an editorial, you can say what you want without facts backing your position.

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Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

The pace and push for the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the very essence of corruption. It is the melting pot of decisions made under duress due to time constraints with a constant overstatement of impacts and a manufactured EOE study to set Fargo’s flood gage as the benchmark for the entire Red River Valley.

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Arrogance and Overreach

Arrogance and Overreach

If Darrel Vanyo is just another empty suit reciting the hearsay of the Corps of Engineers, project proponents and project designers – are taxpayers really receiving fair representation?

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