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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Not content with what they already have, Oxbow’s lawyer stood up in Federal Court last month and argued that Oxbow is the...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 28, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 261,133.06 from January 31, 2017 to February 28, 2017. 1/4.45 th (22.54 percent)...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 28, 2017

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

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of February 28, 2017

$ 553,948,992.94

$403,698,992.94 approved contracts ~ and $150,250,000.00 in loans

Here are the Top 10 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 150,484,282.07 128,606,363.10 21,877,918.97
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 51,929,000.00 51,929,000.00 0.00
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 50,618,819.01 27,014,594.31 23,604,224.70
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,458,121.21 37,745,348.93 1,712,772.28
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 35,594,042.89 30,691,040.09 4,903,002.80
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,576,871.19 16,447,384.78 1,129,486.41
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,387,846.10 14,714,181.30 673,664.80
ASHURST LLP 6,715,133.70 2,004,951.20 4,710,182.50
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 3,765,491.43 3,765,491.43 0.00
JP MORGAN CHASE-LOCKBOX PROCES 3,377,000.00 1,691,290.00 1,685,710.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 99.07 % of the Total Project Costs ( 399.6 million+ )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 92.93% of the Total Project Costs ( 374.9 million+ )

February 28, 2017 Daily Expenditures $ 9,326.18 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of February 28, 2017

Recent Posts

Fargo Diversion Corruption

Fargo Diversion Corruption

There is no “federal project”. This is a local project encumbered by states rights issue, wherein, Fargo, ND wants to push its water problems onto Minnesota and MN said “NO”.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Not content with what they already have, Oxbow’s lawyer stood up in Federal Court last month and argued that Oxbow is the victim. Apparently the federal injunction that stopped the construction on the ring dike is making it difficult for the private Oxbow Country Club to finish their golf course re-design.

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Oxbow North Dakota Greed

Oxbow North Dakota Greed

FEMA does not require over 96 percent of Oxbow, ND to carry flood insurance, Oxbow property owners (if they truly felt they were “flood prone”) would be purchasing FEMA flood insurance policies to protect their interests…, right?

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 28, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 28, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 261,133.06 from January 31, 2017 to February 28, 2017. 1/4.45 th (22.54 percent) of the original projected cost and no genuine start on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $92.1 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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Cass County Preparing to Invade Richland County

Cass County Preparing to Invade Richland County

Fargo’s greatest LIARS insist the proposed project is a “federal” project. Then it certainly begs the question, why is a NON-ELECTED water board skulking around with an attempt to sneak the USACE in through the back door and grant access to private properties outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Cass County?

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WDAY Meteorologist Alludes To Fargo’s Real Flood Problem

If the pro-diversion ilk truly believes that distributed retention doesn’t work, then remove all dams upstream of Fargo and increase the sizing of all culverts to prevent any water from being held back and let the water decide where it should be.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 31,159,075.33 from December 31, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 1/4.5 th (22.54 percent) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $89.5 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 percent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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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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