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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $22,456,624.30 from April 30th to May 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/9 (10.69% ) of the original...

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

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Isn’t it curious that Fargo Diversion Authority members claim this is all “part of the process”…, yet the process...

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Even at a modest borrowing rate, the local sales tax won’t cover the interest on a note to cover the federal share. The...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 14th, 2015

POLL VOTE: Fargo’s leaders made a good gamble with $60 million of taxpayers’ money, even after Minnesota formally objected...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 14th, 2015

Disinformation from Fargo Diversion Authority Chairman Darrell Vanyo

Yes Darrell, why did pro-diversion ilk pump $168+ million into the dam and diversion, $60+ million into Oxbow,...

Disinformation from Fargo Diversion Authority Chairman Darrell Vanyo

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 26th, 2015

Bullying has become a well-polished means to an end for the diversion authority. Who would have imagined, ten years ago,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 26th, 2015

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Perhaps it’s just a feeble attempt at misdirection in hopes of duping some unwitting souls into believing that he does not have that...

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Garaas Law Firm Letter of Complaint to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne K. Stenehjem

Can the Cass County Joint Water Resource District subject any political subdivision ofthe...

Garaas Law Firm Letter of Complaint to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne K. Stenehjem

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

Cass County taxpayers receiving an assessment ballot and an “invitation” to support Fargo’s Diversion learned that the...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $5,144,824.87 from February 28th to March 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/11 ( 9.44 % ) of the...

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

Objection to Fargo Dam and Diversion Tax Assessment

To protect the public from a special assessment process not allowed by law, please suspend the balloting so that an Attorney...

Objection to Fargo Dam and Diversion Tax Assessment

Getting Caught In A Lie, Again

In attempt to generate support for the recent tax assessment rolled out by the Cass County Joint Water Resource District, the Fargo Diversion Authority...

Getting Caught In A Lie, Again

Cass Official Cuts and Runs

Isn’t it convenient that county and city officials turn into cowards when they are faced with questions about their actions and methods, yet expect...

Cass Official Cuts and Runs

MN Law Violated Says DNR

The Diversion Authority forgets MDNR has not yet made its determination on distributed storage and that the alternatives under consideration include a “no...

MN Law Violated Says DNR

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

$ 191,372,390.06

Here are the Top 25 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 83,648,638.64 36,407,373.16 47,241,265.48
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 25,969,077.45 19,457,571.86 6,511,505.59
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 17,860,819.01 15,070,819.01 2,790,000.00
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,630,171.59 3,324,366.00 14,305,805.59
OXBOW, CITY OF 13,641,297.32 11,866,237.70 1,775,059.62
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 8,204,021.00 2,405,280.64 5,798,740.36
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 -
TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00 3,641,500.00 -
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 3,350,000.00 2,825,000.00 525,000.00
MINNESOTA DNR 2,188,007.43 1,740,211.07 447,796.36
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 2,007,323.40 2,007,323.40 -
URS CORPORATION 1,745,618.42 1,217,445.38 528,173.04
KENNELLY & OKEEFFE 1,729,310.56 1,729,310.56 -
MOORE ENGINEERING INC 662,468.17 662,468.17 -
DUCKS UNLIMITED 587,180.00 587,180.00 -
HOUSTON ENGINEERING INC 576,669.57 576,669.57 -
RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION 500,000.00 447,747.40 52,252.60
NORTHERN TITLE CO 484,016.00 484,016.00 -
ERNST & YOUNG 350,000.00 - 350,000.00
CITY OF FARGO 324,308.71 324,308.71 -
ERIK R JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES 304,828.36 288,686.66 16,141.70
CASS COUNTY TREASURER 245,565.40 245,565.40 -
US BANK 202,706.21 202,706.21 -
ROBERT TRENT JONES 200,000.00 200,000.00 -
PFM PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMEN 146,460.00 146,460.00 -

The Top 25 Payees Comprise 99.32% of the Total Project Costs
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 95.11% of the Total Project Costs

May 2015 Daily Expenditures $ 724,407.24 (per day)

May 2015 Daily Expenditures $ 116,410.71 (per day) on Oxbow, ND

PDF - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of May 31st, 2015 .pdf

Recent Posts

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

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 OHB costs through the end of FY2015 to be $89 – $92 million dollars, with approximately 25 percent of the ring-dike-levee completed.

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FM Home Builders President Letter A Shameless Attempt To Justify Greed

FM Home Builders President Letter A Shameless Attempt To Justify Greed

The “president” of the Home Builders Association F-M, the entity with a a history of PAC (political action committee) donations to measures and candidates “friendly” to development agendas, wants us to believe he’s objective, unbiased or impartial?

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D238) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

JUDGE DENIES FARGO DIVERSION AUTHORITY MOTION: The Authority’s motion to stay the Court’s preliminary injunction order [Docket No. 197] is DENIED. Also waiving $2.5 million bond sought by the Fargo Diversion Authority.

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Money, The Drug of Choice

Money, The Drug of Choice

Local leadership from Cass County, Fargo, Oxbow, and others have an OPM addiction problem. Other People’s Money (OPM).

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OHB Design Flaw Negates Stated Flood Protection

OHB Design Flaw Negates Stated Flood Protection

OHB project area contains a design feature one foot lower, capable of filling the entire OHB area to the top of the levee within 4.5 hours.

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Deal With The Devil

Deal With The Devil

Residents of Oxbow, ND are not homeless and there is sufficient flood protection in place to handle the next flood. So…, do we feel sorry for the hogs at the trough when they squeal?

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Moorhead Residents Concerned Over Fargo Development Project

Moorhead Residents Concerned Over Fargo Development Project

There has never been an official YES or NO vote on whether the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion should be built and the Fargo Diversion Authority has spent over $191.3 million without valid consent of the public voter.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $22,456,624.30 from April 30th to May 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/9 (10.69% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

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Oxbow ND Leaders Wrong on City's Plight

Oxbow ND Leaders Wrong on City’s Plight

Isn’t it interesting that the Oxbow County Club received a wire transfer for $10.499 million on January 21st, 2015…, but Oxbow city leaders did nothing to ensure homeowners under the proposed ring-levee-dike receive the same courtesy…

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DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Isn’t it curious that Fargo Diversion Authority members claim this is all “part of the process”…, yet the process appears to be manipulated in favor of those that stand to reap the greatest residual wealth as a result of the project…?

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