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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $1.9 million increase in one month from July 31st, 2014 to August 31st, 2014.

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

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

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

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of August 31st, 2014

$ 81,882,833.68

Here are the Top 16 Recipients

Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 21,689,077.45
CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 14,341,563.69
OXBOW. CITY OF 13,679,496.01
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,280,819.01
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00
TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00
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 1,188,239.62
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
GRAND TOTAL$ 80,674,087.50

The Top 16 Payees Comprise 98.5% of the Total Project Costs

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Fargo Forum Gets It Completely Wrong Again

Fargo Forum Gets It Completely Wrong Again

The Fargo Diversion Authority is nothing more than the “illusion” of credibility with a propensity to spend money on flood control for future growth rather than the residents that are paying for protection in the here and now.

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Darrell Vanyo's Empty Offer

Darrell Vanyo’s Empty Offer

Project opponents care more about protecting the city of Fargo than the Fargo Diversion Authority and Fargo city leaders.

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Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

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 laws, even if they had not expressly acknowledged that responsibility in the Diversion Authority Charter.

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

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 won’t stand for bully tactics of Fargo elite trying to force Fargo’s flood problems onto Minnesotans.

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Comstock MN Area Residents Concerned About Failed Leadership

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 residents about public about Public Outreach meeting regarding proposed ring dike-levee around Comstock, MN.

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Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

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. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

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Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

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 of organic certification as “not” taking value and lively-hood from a farming operation?

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Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

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 than during the record crest of 1997.

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

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 appropriated as a result of the June 2014 passage of the WRRDA bill.

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Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Willful act or complete incompetence? Instead of respecting FEMA guidance or conveying and insisting that letter content be observed by engineers, the Fargo Diversion Authority defies FEMA warnings regarding encroachment and placed the eastern reach of the new OHB levee directly into the “floodway and adjacent flood plain areas” to accommodate Oxbow golf course features, according Aarron Snyder, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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