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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $7,508,613.98 from July 31, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Over 24 percent of the original...

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

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and...

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development...

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Imperial Fargo and elite developers would not accept permanent internal flood protection for the...

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

So many imbeciles, drenched with arrogance, playing a high stakes games to place Fargo at greater...

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Is this an unscrupulous attempt by the FMDA to raise the 100 year base flood elevation to conceal...

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Darrell Vanyo on Diversion Assessment District

This is really an incestuous story of participants that “wear many hats” in a quasi-state of conflict of interest and treat the...

Darrell Vanyo on Diversion Assessment District

FM Diversion Uses FAKE NEWS on Twitter

FM Diversion proponents uses FAKE NEWS to promote misleading project talking points.

FM Diversion Uses FAKE NEWS on Twitter

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 11th, 2017

When a public officer, such as Moorhead’s Mayor or County Commissioner, does something in their official capacity knowing...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 11th, 2017

Fargo Dam and Diversion Project Faces Minnesota State Law

The USACE (trouble-making playmates) has consistently agitated and mislead Fargo et al., into kicking sand in Minnesota’s...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Project Faces Minnesota State Law

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

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

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

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of August 31, 2017

$ 612,740,741.19

$ 462,490,741.19 approved contracts ~ and $ 150,250,000.00 in loans

Here are the Top 10 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 184,231,070.77 31,874,272.48 37,875,759.25
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 53,159,000.00 0.00 0.00
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 50,450,594.31 14,078,349.12 16,983,856.33
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 40,234,114.89 6,756,065.34 1,328,438.84
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,622,253.35 958,596.90 3,788,928.34
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,576,871.19 86,599.23 167,034.73
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,492,267.51 709,240.49 713,452.69
MEYER CONTRACTING INC 10,399,476.21 10,399,476.21 10,399,476.21
ASHURST LLP 6,715,133.70 3,125,609.34 3,248,066.90
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 5,024,532.75 0.00 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 98.51 % of the Total Project Costs ( 455.5 million+ )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 91.44% of the Total Project Costs ( 422.9 million+ )

August 31, 2017 Daily Expenditures $ 242,213.35 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of August 31, 2017

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $7,508,613.98 from July 31, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Over 24 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $108 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 and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and senate, only 11 dissented. It’s not like the entire U.S. Congress took a hard look at the FMDA project and considered it worthy.

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Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development project disguised as flood control.

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Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Imperial Fargo and elite developers would not accept permanent internal flood protection for the city that existed. It didn’t fit their land grab agenda, they got greedy…, they wanted more. Even if MORE, meant placing the existing city in harms way and property owners in the cross-hairs of mandatory FEMA flood insurance.

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota, Injunction Granted

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota, Injunction Granted

BREAKING NEWS: United States District Chief Judge John R. Tunheim hands down 60 page CEASE and DESIST order against the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion project. Injunction against the USACE and FMDA (Fargo Moorhead Diversion Authority).

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Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

So many imbeciles, drenched with arrogance, playing a high stakes games to place Fargo at greater risk – for an unnecessary project, unjust profit and congressional funding that may never come.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $24,454,553.37 from June 30, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Over 24 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $96.9 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 and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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Oxbow, ND Residents Concerned Over Failure of Ring Dike

Oxbow, ND Residents Concerned Over Failure of Ring Dike

Isn’t it ironic that the exclusive golf course came first and no costs were spared – but the alleged flood protection the entire project is based upon the lowest bid which fosters an environment to cut corners.

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Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Is this an unscrupulous attempt by the FMDA to raise the 100 year base flood elevation to conceal the actual impacts of the proposed project to cheat property owners and reduce the amount of financial mitigation to be paid to areas outside the project footprint?

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Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (MN DNR SUR-REPLY BRIEF)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (MN DNR SUR-REPLY BRIEF)

An April 27, 2016 Corps’ Memorandum similarly shows that the Corps understood the PPA could not be signed unless the Corps provided assurances that the congressionally-approved Requirement was met. Ultimately, the Corps agreed to the Requirement limiting the Corps’ ability to enter into the PPA, took the money, and then abdicated its responsibility to assess the state regulatory and permitting issues affecting the project. The Corps simply ignored the state regulatory issues.

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