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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $11,903,574.06 from December 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/13 ( 7% )...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Leaders at Fault for Flood Insurance Scandal

Fargo, Cass county and the Diversion Authority are gambling dangerously with the financial futures of residents by pitting FEMA...

Fargo Leaders at Fault for Flood Insurance Scandal

Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

So why are Cass county, Fargo Diversion Authority members and Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors discussing...

Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent $13,316,244.27 from September 30th to October 31st, 2014. Nearly 1/18 (5.5%) of the original...

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

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

Minnesota members of the Diversion Authority derive their powers from Minnesota law, and would be subject to Minnesota...

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

MN Representative tell Fargo Diversion Authority change your ways or deal with the consequences. Minnesota...

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

Comstock MN Area Residents Concerned About Failed Leadership

In yet another long string of blunders, Fargo Diversion Authority and Clay county commissioners fail to notify area...

Comstock MN Area Residents Concerned About Failed Leadership

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money....

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

What ignorant thought process would conclude that flooding, delayed plant, yield loss, flood debris cleanup or loss...

Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydraulics and Hydrology report Drayton, ND could see as much as 16.944 inches more water...

Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

As of September 24th, 2014 there has been “NO FEDERAL FUNDING” authorized or...

Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, Representative Marquart and a few others are not “going along to get along.” They...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority has tried desperately to work its magic and convince lawmakers that a multi-billion dollar development...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $16.4 million increase in one month from June 30th, 2014 to July 31st, 2014.

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

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

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of January 31st, 2015

$ 131,186,185.75

Here are the Top 21 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 30,537,236.66
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 24,877,077.45
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,361,616.35
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 14,140,819.01
OXBOW, CITY OF 13,566,755.87
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 8,135,920.00
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00
TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 2,450,000.00
MINNESOTA DNR 2,188,007.43
KENNELLY & OKEEFFE 1,729,310.56
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 1,584,832.95
URS CORPORATION 1,501,488.42
MOORE ENGINEERING INC 662,468.17
DUCKS UNLIMITED 587,180.00
HOUSTON ENGINEERING INC 576,669.57
RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION 500,000.00
NORTHERN TITLE CO 484,016.00
ERNST & YOUNG 350,000.00
CITY OF FARGO 287,461.66
ERIK R JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES 253,224.21

The Top 21 Payees Comprise 98.5% of the Total Project Costs

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Hypocrites Define Fair Differently

Hypocrites Define Fair Differently

North Dakota legislators were wise to strip House Bill 1415 of guaranteed new state money for flood control in Fargo. It puts the onus back on Fargo to prioritize work on internal Fargo flood projects, rather than spending state monies at will on whims that do not provide direct flood benefit to Fargo residents.

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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $11,903,574.06 from December 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/13 ( 7% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

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Forum Editorial is Foolish About SB-2076

Forum Editorial is Foolish About SB-2076

What the Fargo Diversion Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proven is that placing trust in their “science” is more akin to handing an arsonist a gallon of gas and box of matches and then telling them to be good.

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FM Diversion Authority Bubble Will Eventually Burst

FM Diversion Authority Bubble Will Eventually Burst

The December 31, 2014 Distributed Storage Alternative Screening Analysis is neither a fatal blow to opponents or a victory for proponents. It is simply the Minnesota DNR following it’s process and laws to ensure that their final permit determination, which is supposed to come after a public comment period, is both legal and defensible.

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Fargo Leaders at Fault for Flood Insurance Scandal

Fargo Leaders at Fault for Flood Insurance Scandal

Fargo, Cass county and the Diversion Authority are gambling dangerously with the financial futures of residents by pitting FEMA flood levels and insurance requirements against the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion, while they manipulate the threat of tax assessments to coerce support for the proposed project.

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Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

So why are Cass county, Fargo Diversion Authority members and Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors discussing and joking about what activities and threats drive support for the multi-billion dollar Fargo Dam and FM Diversion boondoggle?

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Fargo Diversion Authority Nearly Triples Spending in 12 months

Fargo Diversion Authority Nearly Triples Spending in 12 months

The Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is truly a gift that makes you keep on giving… Fargo Diversion Authority spending is out of control. Over $17 million spent in 30 days, nearly tripling the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion debt in one year.

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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $17,623,733.09 from October 31st to November 30th, 2014. Nearly 1/15 (6.4%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

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Will Moorhead City Council Defy MN Governor Dayton and State Law?

Will Moorhead City Council Defy MN Governor Dayton and State Law?

Trouble brewing in Moorhead and Fargo/Cass pressure is on! Although the resolution alleges “No Minnesota funds from the City of Moorhead or Clay County are required for FY2015, and a formal amendment to the LJPA is also not necessary at this time.” The Limited Joint Powers Agreement Article IX (read more…) suggests that Minnesota could be sued by North Dakota for not paying its budget share of what it is approving.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent $13,316,244.27 from September 30th to October 31st, 2014. Nearly 1/18 (5.5%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

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