Additional Content 1234567891011 Last »
FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

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 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...

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

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

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

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

$ 116,050,606.96

Here are the Top 20 Recipients

HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 23,440,077.45
CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOURCE 17,429,700.14
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES 17,361,616.35
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 14,140,819.01
OXBOW. CITY OF 13,594,417.34
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 8,069,000.00
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
URS CORPORATION 1,501,488.42
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 1,480,591.85
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
CITY OF FARGO 285,671.66
ERIK R JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES 224,634.28

The Top 20 Payees Comprise 98.4% of the Total Project Costs

View Full List

Recent Posts

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?

[ Read More → ]
 
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.

[ Read More → ]
 
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?

[ Read More → ]
 
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.

[ Read More → ]
 
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?

[ Read More → ]
 
Project Alternatives: Waffle Combination Plan

Project Alternatives: Waffle Combination Plan

“The local communities should continue to seek opportunities for storage in the basin.”

[ Read More → ]
 
Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Isn’t ironic that Fargo is concerned about the small section of Elm street that parallels the Red River, yet rezones miles of natural flood plain south of the city, that exponentially reduces vital flood plain capacity to buffer Fargo flooding.

[ Read More → ]
 
Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

When public entities join forces to work towards a common goal Joint Power Agreements (JPA) are the framework of rules presented to constituents to provide a sense of security that all members of the JPA will operate in an open, ethical and diligent manner. These written JPA “assurances” are a fundamental part of the “trust” […]

[ Read More → ]
 
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.

[ Read More → ]
 
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.

[ Read More → ]