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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 3,006,266.62 from November 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016. 1/5th (20.8% ) of...

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

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

So what did the taxpayer get for their $78.5+ million spent thus far?

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Given that we were not consulted as part of this process and further that we are not able to see the basis for your...

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Even worse is the taxation without representation of any future generation that will be denied their right to accept or reject the tax obligation...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

It’s heartbreaking that Fargo’s intimidation extends to the Attorney General’s office. Whether Stenehjem’s political...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 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

DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING! You are under NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to acknowledge the content or to agree to any term or offer contained within...

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

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

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

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

$ 522,528,784.55

$ 372,278,784.55 invoices ~ and $ 150,250,000.00 in loans

Here are the Top 8 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 149,188,468.96 125,646,553.68 23,541,915.28
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 51,929,000.00 51,929,000.00 0.00
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,458,121.21 37,031,936.05 2,426,185.16
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 33,898,042.89 29,820,964.68 4,077,078.21
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 27,182,819.01 25,691,780.81 1,491,038.20
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,570,757.39 16,175,870.20 1,394,887.19
OXBOW CITY OF 15,365,362.68 14,643,444.45 721,918.23
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 3,474,124.50 3,474,124.50 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 98.92% of the Total Project Costs ( 368.2 million+ )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 92.41% of the Total Project Costs ( 344 million+ )

December 31, 2016 Daily Expenditures $ 100,208.89 (per day)

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

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 3,006,266.62 from November 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016. 1/5th (20.8% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $88 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee with buyouts running to 200-900 perecent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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Oxbow, ND Buyouts and Tax Valuations

Oxbow, ND Buyouts and Tax Valuations

Oxbow, ND Buyouts Greatest to Least – Cited Source: Director of Equalization, Cass County, ND

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MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

Minnesota will ask the court to prohibit construction of the dam and diversion channel because the Minnesota has not issued the necessary permits.

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Does Fargo Deserve a Better Mayor than Tim Mahoney

Does Fargo Deserve a Better Mayor than Tim Mahoney

Without hesitation, push-back in any form is met by Mahoney’s quintessential debasing criticism that “they” don’t “understand” and “must be educated” by the “all knowing” Imperial Fargo – Imperial Cass leaders.

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant involving Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project case.

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion for Permanent Injunctive Relief against Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project.

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Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

As all things government tend to go, incompetence and greed have driven the cost of the Oxbow project well over budget. As you go to the polls to vote on the sales tax extension, just remember that the financial projections and assurances that this project is fiscally manageable come to you from the same folks who missed the Oxbow project’s costs by half.

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Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

So what did the taxpayer get for their $78.5+ million spent thus far?

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LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

I cannot support a project which clearly violates state law. I will continue to be a voice for the farmers and residents of rural Minnesota and will not let the state of North Dakota run roughshod over our interests. We need a process that follows the law, treats people fairly and looks at all options to provide permanent flood protection to the area while protecting the livelihood and interests of upstream property owners.

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Letter: MN DNR Tom Landwehr

Letter: MN DNR Tom Landwehr

Since the Diversion Authority declined to consider a more modest project alternative, the only options included for consideration in the permit application were the “No Action” and “No Action with Emergency Measures” alternatives. This left the DNR with two choices: 1) permit the project or 2) deny the project.

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