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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

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

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

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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DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit - Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit – Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

By virtue of OHB ring levee’s connection with the larger diversion project, its construction does not take place “wholly outside” Minnesota’s borders. Minnesota has an interest in regulating the larger diversion project and its parts.

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Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

As much as it pains me to admit that McFeely got something right…, or at least partially right, the hub-bub over the Kinzler house along Rose Coulee was a fair deal to bring Fargo closer to adequate permanent internal flood protection.

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Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Oxbow and Fargo have the same problem I like to refer to it as the Forrest Gump Syndrome. Stupid is, stupid does. Just let people build where there is danger of flooding and we’ll deal with it later.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

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 opportunism made him seek the support of Fargo’s political bullies, or whether he truly believes quick-take eminent domain is a useful tool of government is hard to say.

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Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) rejects 6 to 1 the newly proposed 2016 JPA.

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Narcissistic Negotiations

Narcissistic Negotiations

Isn’t it perverse that the natural flood plain land being protected is valued higher than the non-flood plain land being taken to protect it?

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FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

How can homes that were surrounded by flood waters in 1997 and 2009 be considered new impacts if project alignment is moved north?

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

The FEIS clearly advances two other alternatives for serious consideration in the permitting phase. One of those alternatives would reduce the area of flood plain developed and protected, thereby reducing the volume of water diverted by the proposed project.

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Commencement of Eminent Domain Proceedings: For the initial phase of Corps construction, the Diversion Authority must secure title to three properties in North Dakota.

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Eric Dodds, AE2S: “…it is clear that at least some of the property owners will not agree to sell voluntarily, and those properties will need to be acquired through eminent domain…”

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