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MNDak Upstream Coalition Fundraiser April 5th, 2014

        Beef Brisket & Roasted Pork Dinner ____________________________   Fundraiser to Promote...

MNDak Upstream Coalition Fundraiser April 5th, 2014

Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

As I re-read the Agweek article by Mikkel Pates, it’s easy to realize who the hero’s and zero’s really are, by their...

Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

Time to Get Real

Oddly, citing – “as designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” is reminiscent to those – “as seen on T.V.” infomercials, wherein a misleading problem...

Time to Get Real

Competence, Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Moral Turpitude

Maybe the players in this matter received bad legal advice, or maybe they’ve acted upon their own accord. What...

Competence, Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Moral Turpitude

Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk Takes Swing At Retired Judge Thomas Davies Over Fargo Dam and Diversion

As the saying goes: “With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies” ...

Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk Takes Swing At Retired Judge Thomas Davies Over Fargo Dam and Diversion

Fargo Diversion Authority Rejects Fargo First Solution

The current project is bleeding money at a staggering pace. As for costing $53 million more? Absolute nonsense!

Fargo Diversion Authority Rejects Fargo First Solution

Forum Editorial Board Cannot See the Trees for the Forest

Nearly 45 years have passed since the 1969 flood, almost 17 years since the 1997 flood, yet the idiots at the helm in Fargo...

Forum Editorial Board Cannot See the Trees for the Forest

Response to Oxbow Mayor Jim Nyhof

Jim, try and be a little less fast and loose with the facts. While there are undoubtedly residents of Oxbow that view the ring-dike as a short-term...

Response to Oxbow Mayor Jim Nyhof

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-01-14

As suggested in the MOU, the O-H-B Levee is a segment of the larger Diversion Project (e.g., a phased or connection...

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-01-14

USACE Releases Oxbow Hickson Bakke (OHB) Levee Wind Wave Analysis Report

Residents of the communities of Bakke, Hickson and Oxbow, North Dakota could face several weeks of adverse...

USACE Releases Oxbow Hickson Bakke (OHB) Levee Wind Wave Analysis Report

Fargo “Desecration” Authority

Impacts, damage costs and red-tape… Why should cemetery boards be obligated to volunteer more hours as a result of a land grab that...

Fargo

Joint Powers Authority Advances Lawsuit Against United States Army Corps of Engineers

Rural citizens and communities in Cass and Clay counties, having been thus deprived of representation...

Joint Powers Authority Advances Lawsuit Against United States Army Corps of Engineers

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 2nd, 2013

To say the commissioners stepped up would be an understatement. Senators Larry Luick and Jim Dotzenrod, Representatives John...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 2nd, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 12th, 2013

Moorhead’s competent leaders completed their affordable permanent protection and now have nothing to fear from the coming...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 12th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 4th, 2013

If Fargo doesn’t get its diversion, will the Red River Valley stop functioning? Will Fargo face a wall of water running...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 4th, 2013

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

I am familiar with your letter dated Jan. 14, 2014 to Darrel Vanyo, warning Fargo’s Diversion Authority that this action may violate Minnesota law. After receiving your letter, Fargo-Moorhead’s Diversion Authority concocted an “independent utility” story.

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Fargo Cass Diversion Authority Using Poor Judgement

Fargo Cass Diversion Authority Using Poor Judgement

Fargo leaders use poor judgement in wasting tax dollars to develop natural flood plain creating a new FEMA flood risk to the higher ground surrounding it. Floodwalls, Dike and Levees provide a false sense of security because the threat of flooding still exists and will not provide any protection against rainfall event inside the protection area.

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Federal Court Refuses Fargo Diversion Authority Motion to Dismiss JPA Claims

Federal Court Refuses Fargo Diversion Authority Motion to Dismiss JPA Claims

NEWS UPDATE: Minnesota Federal Court, Duluth, MN – April 3rd, 2014 – Federal Magistrate denies Fargo Diversion Authority’s motion to dismiss Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority claims filed in 2013.

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Breaking News: JPA Seeks Judgement Against OHB Ring Dike

Breaking News: JPA Seeks Judgement Against OHB Ring Dike

Breaking News: The Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority has directed its attorneys to seek an injunction in federal court halting
the ring dike project around Oxbow, Bakke and Hickson designed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and which is a component of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project.

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Forum Editorial Staff Admits to Being Dumb as a Plank

Forum Editorial Staff Admits to Being Dumb as a Plank

Fargo Forum Editorial Staff uses broad strokes to assail anyone not aligned with “their version” of “remedies” or “realities” of the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion to be as “dumb as a plank”.

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5 Years Ago Today, Keeping Fear Alive

5 Years Ago Today, Keeping Fear Alive

Lack of spring 2014 flooding prompts the Fargo Forum to solicit readers into sharing stories and fears about 2009 flood memories in a shameless attempt to keep the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project in limelight.

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Michael Redlinger Moorhead City Manager Discovers Superpowers

Michael Redlinger Moorhead City Manager Discovers Superpowers

How is possible for Moorhead, Clay or MN watershed districts to participate in voting where MOU’s, land acquisition or future development related to the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion are included?

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Letter: Retention an Important Flood Control Component

Letter: Retention an Important Flood Control Component

Red River Basin Commission co-chairmen John Finney and Gary Thompson stress the importance of retention as a vital component to flood protection in the Red River Valley.

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MNDak Upstream Coalition Fundraiser April 5th, 2014

MNDak Upstream Coalition Fundraiser April 5th, 2014

        Beef Brisket & Roasted Pork Dinner ____________________________   Fundraiser to Promote Fair, Affordable Flood Control for Fargo – Moorhead  Saturday – April 5th, 2014 5pm – 8pm CW Valley Agronomy Center (NW corner of Hwy 75 & Clay 2) Comstock, MN Free Will Offering Donations will be used by the MnDak [...]

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Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

As I re-read the Agweek article by Mikkel Pates, it’s easy to realize who the hero’s and zero’s really are, by their responses. The shameless “economic engine”, often touted by the pro-Fargo Diversion Authority ilk, is a direct assault on small towns and rural economies.

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