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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 15,308,057.61 from March 31, 2016 to April 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.21% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

A $2.69 million home, with ZERO money down (county taxpayer owned), ZERO percent interest (county taxpayer owned) and ZERO property...

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

WARNING: Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Authority

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WARNING: Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Authority

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

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

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of April 30, 2016

$ 308,000,097.25

Here are the Top 8 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 135,622,671.74 93,416,441.32 42,206,230.42
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 38,874,888.91 10,594,581.95 28,280,306.96
HOUSTON - MOORE GROUP LLC 32,026,294.10 24,252,568.25 7,773,725.85
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 24,965,819.01 18,240,819.01 6,725,000.00
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,364,063.63 14,114,847.19 3,249,216.44
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,242,164.74 14,316,243.93 925,920.81
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 98.98% of the Total Project Costs
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 91.37% of the Total Project Costs

April 30, 2016 Daily Expenditures $ 510,268.59 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of April 30, 2016

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

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