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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $1,085,305.57 from September 30, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Over 26.1 percent of...

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

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park expected to top $621 thousand in taxpayer dollars.

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Facts are Important

When the Vice Chair of the Diversion Authority, Del Rae Williams, Governor Burgum, sit around that table – they are doing so without conceding MN’s right...

Facts are Important

Mike McFeely’s Myopic Musings

Then again…, this is the rantings and ravings of a mediocre talk show host pandering to a dwindling peanut gallery on parsed information...

Mike McFeely's Myopic Musings

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Continued from: Part 1 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 2 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part...

Part 6: 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...

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

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

$ 618,710,079.75

$ 468,460,079.75 approved contracts ~ and $ 150,250,000.00 in loans

Here are the Top 10 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 186,890,415.12 157,946,763.16 28,943,651.96
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 53,159,000.00 53,159,000.00 0.00
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 50,450,594.31 37,621,758.02 12,828,836.29
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 43,098,686.78 34,982,479.48 8,116,207.30
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,474,272.03 38,675,243.85 799,028.18
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,576,871.19 17,493,762.16 83,109.03
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,501,888.65 14,810,531.51 691,357.14
MEYER CONTRACTING INC 10,406,859.68 796,274.68 9,610,585.00
ASHURST LLP 6,715,133.70 3,701,832.21 3,013,301.49
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 5,024,532.75 5,024,532.75 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 98.49% of the Total Project Costs ( 461.3 million+ )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 91.43% of the Total Project Costs ( 428.2 million+ )

October 31, 2017 Daily Expenditures $ 35,009.86 (per day)

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

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $1,085,305.57 from September 30, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Over 26.1 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $109.2 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 Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park expected to top $621 thousand in taxpayer dollars.

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Facts are Important

Facts are Important

When the Vice Chair of the Diversion Authority, Del Rae Williams, Governor Burgum, sit around that table – they are doing so without conceding MN’s right permit this project.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $4,884,032.99 from August 31, 2017 to September 30, 2017. Over 25.8 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $108.7 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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Mike McFeely's Myopic Musings

Mike McFeely’s Myopic Musings

Then again…, this is the rantings and ravings of a mediocre talk show host pandering to a dwindling peanut gallery on parsed information provided to him by the very proponents being paid directly or indirectly to develop the project.

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Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Continued from: Part 1 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 2 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 3 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 4 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 5 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE If Fargo-Moorhead were a house with a leaky roof and Fargo had 100 […]

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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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